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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • Now Open––Ethel's Woods

    Check out new trails and experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve in Antioch.
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  • Day of the Dead Exhibition

    A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico exhibition is on display through Jan 5, 2020,...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 4:28 PM

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Nov

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

November 17, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

November 17, 2019 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

November 19, 2019 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

November 19, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Nov

Senior Series: Owls of Lake County

November 20, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Throughout the year, eight different species of owl live in, or migrate to Lake County. Learn about the natural history of each species and their unique adaptations.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Old School

November 21, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Nov

Cuentos from the Americas

November 21, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Hear a combination of ancient legends, myths, folktales, and personal tales from North, Central and South America in this engaging musical and movement performance from storyteller Jasmin Cardenas.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

November 22, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Nov

Lunchtime Tours: Foodways

November 22, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Discover the many ways people have produced, prepared and consumed food in Lake County.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Ryerson

November 23, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna

November 23, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
23
Nov
 
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Hear Cynthia Clampitt tell the story of how corn has developed over its 10,000 history. Starting off as a weedy grass in Mexico, it was nurtured by Native Americans, then spanned the globe and drove westward expansion. Find out about its historical impact and why it is so vital today. This program is supported by Illinois Humanities.
 

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