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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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22
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.
 
22
Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 22, 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.
 
23
Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 23, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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CANCELLED
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
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.
 
26
Aug

Forest Fitness: Buffalo Creek

August 26, 2017 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
26
Aug

Wildflower Wonders: Sedge Meadow

August 26, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lake County has over 600 different species of wildflowers. Come appreciate their beauty in a different Forest Preserve each month as we explore what makes them so wonderfully interesting.
 
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