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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 7:31 PM

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Aug

Fact or Fiction

August 28, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are daddy long legs venomous? Does rattlesnake master cure a rattlesnake bite? We'll separate fact from fiction while exploring Van Patten Woods.
 
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Aug
 
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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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Aug
 
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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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Aug

Little Sprouts: Mooing and Milking

August 31, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn to milk using our model cow, find out how milk is turned into delicious dairy products and churn your own butter.
 
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Restoration Workday: Old School

September 01, 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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