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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 Dunn Museum and summer concert series at Independence Grove to the Green Youth Farm, Gateways Grants for schools, Adopt-a-Turtle program 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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Oct

Restoration Workday: Old School

October 19, 2017 (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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Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
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Time:08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Forest Fitness: Lakewood

October 21, 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.
 
21
Oct

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

October 21, 2017 (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.
 
21
Oct

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

October 21, 2017 (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.
 
21
Oct

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

October 21, 2017 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Event's details

Time:05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Event's details

Time:06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Event's details

Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
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Event's details

Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Event's details

Time:07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
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Event's details

Time:08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
22
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 22, 2017 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 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.
 
24
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 24, 2017 (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.
 
24
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 24, 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.
 
25
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 25, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Event's details
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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.
 

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