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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

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The Preservation Foundation is the charitable partner of the Lake County Forest Preserves. It supports the growth, development and sustainability of our region’s natural lands and cultural heritage.

Like a root system pulls vital nutrients from the soil, the Preservation Foundation drives the mission of the Forest Preserves by responsibly directing funds to projects and programs of the Forest Preserves that might otherwise go unfunded.

Donations to the Preservation Foundation make possible the programs, places and priorities of the Forest Preserves—from the Lake County Discovery Museum and summer concert series at Independence Grove to the Green Youth Farm and habitat restoration.

When you support the Preservation Foundation, you nourish your Lake County Forest Preserves so that they might not merely exist, but grow and thrive.

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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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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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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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