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Preserve Highlights

 
  • Fall 2016 Horizons Magazine Available Online

    Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.
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  • Hike Lake County

    Explore designated trails in scenic preserves.
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  • Take the Des Plaines River Trail Challenge

    Travel the entire 31.4-mile trail or make a donation and receive rewards.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 6:42 PM

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EVENTS

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Sep

Farm Heritage Festival: Sunday

September 25, 2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

24th annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 25, 2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Sep

Guided Hike Lake County

September 25, 2016 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 27, 2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 27, 2016 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

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