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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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Sep

Small Discoveries: Play with Clay

September 20, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Small discoveries add up to big fun for your little ones! Join us select Wednesdays as we explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, pretend play and simple crafts. A great opportunity to learn, make new friends, and get to know other families.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 20, 2017 (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.
 
21
Sep

Hawks in Flight

September 21, 2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Join local raptor enthusiast Vic Berardi as he discusses the nuances of hawk identification using his own photographs to differentiate species.
 
22
Sep

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Nature Hike

September 22, 2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Enjoy a night out with the family while exploring Nippersink Forest Preserve. Join us for a guided walk, followed by roasted marshmallows around a cozy campfire.
 
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Sep

Community Campfire Friday Nights

September 22, 2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
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