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Happening at Lake County Forest Preserves

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Volunteers at the Native Seed Nursery, Rollins Savanna.

Working With Us

As Lake County’s principal guardian of open space and natural areas since 1958, we set the standard in nature and historic preservation, and in outdoor recreation and education. We offer a broad range of employment opportunities, including career and temporary positions, and internships. Learn more »

Volunteering

Each year, hundreds of people volunteer thousands of hours in forest preserves throughout Lake County. Our volunteers play a key role in operations and public safety, habitat restoration, cultural preservation and environmental education. There are opportunities available for individuals and groups in a variety of settings and we encourage you to explore all the listed positions to find a job that fits best. Learn more »

Donate

The Preservation Foundation is the charitable partner of the Lake County Forest Preserves. Gifts of all sizes are meaningful and help support projects and initiate programs that may otherwise go unfunded or take many years to complete. Learn more »

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Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs

June 26, 2017-June 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your child will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
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Jun

Summer Camp: Pondering Plants

June 26, 2017-June 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your child will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants and invaders (non-native plants). Activities may include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
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Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL

June 26, 2017-June 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
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Summer Camp: Explore and Restore

June 26, 2017-June 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Engage your senses and explore. Through hands-on activities, campers will discover secrets of Lake County's three major habitats– woodlands, wetlands, and prairies. See what happens when nature is out of balance. Practice restoration techniques, such as brush cutting and identifying invasive plants. Campers become stewards of the earth by making healthier habitats for the plants and animals that call Lake County home.
 
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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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