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Preserve Highlights

 
  • AAA Bond Rating Awarded for 15th Straight Year, Taxpayers Save $10 Million

    We have been awarded the highest bond rating by two of the top credit rating agencies in the world.
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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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  • Summer Music Series at Independence Grove

    Our Events in the Plaza outdoor concerts are Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, June 14 through August 9.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 8:12 PM

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Jul
 
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Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

This eight hour course covers the basics of boating safety, equipment and requirements, navigation, registration and titling, emergency measures and the Illinois boating laws. Passing the written exam at the end of this class allows youth ages 12 to 16 to operate a watercraft on their own.
 
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Forest Fitness: Independence Grove

July 30, 2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 
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Jul
 
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Uncover the secrets of wildflowers. Learn the folklore and healing powers they hold.
 
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Jul

Canoeing the Des Plaines River

July 31, 2016 (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Enjoy the scenery and hear about the natural history along a stretch of the Des Plaines River. Includes equipment rental and car shuttle.
 
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Jul
 
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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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