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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 4:20 PM

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EVENTS

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Dec

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

December 15, 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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Dec

The Science Behind Snowflakes

December 15, 2019 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Drop-in to learn more about how these amazingly unique snow crystals are formed.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

December 17, 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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Dec

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

December 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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Dec

Restoration Workday: Old School

December 19, 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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Dec

Lunchtime Tours: Winter in Lake County

December 19, 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


Examine the megafauna of the Ice Age, Potawatomi wigwams, ice harvesting on Diamond Lake and more to learn how Lake County has survived and thrived in the cold.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

December 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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Dec

Preserving Lake County History

December 19, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Step back in time to meet the individuals whose efforts preserved Lake County’s historical and natural heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries.
 
20
Dec

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

December 20, 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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Dec

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

December 20, 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!
 
21
Dec

Sunrise Stroll

December 21, 2019 (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
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Time:07:00 AM - 08:30 AM

Greet the day with a peaceful walk while watching the sun rise over Lake Michigan.
 
21
Dec

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

December 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!
 
21
Dec

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

December 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!
 
21
Dec

Restoration Workday: Heron Creek

December 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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Dec

Solstice Glow Walk

December 21, 2019 04:30 PM
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Time:04:30 PM

The amount of daylight starts increasing today; let's celebrate by taking a late afternoon hike. We will provide glow sticks and the trail to explore.
 

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