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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • 2019 History Symposium: Prohibition in Lake County

    The Dunn Museum seeks proposals for presentations and posters related to this year's theme: Prohibition...
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  • Spring Walks in Your Preserves

    Enjoy this beautiful spring weather with a guided walk through a preserve.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:36 PM

Calendar of Events

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EVENTS

1
Apr

Comic Book Cover Contest

April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019 (08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
18
Apr

Restoration Workday: Old School

April 18, 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!
 
18
Apr
 
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Songs played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement as an inspirational rallying point and as a way to spread the message of equality and justice. Intermixed with pivotal songs that inspired the movement, Illinois folksinger Chris Vallillo presents first-hand accounts of the historic struggle and
discusses the impact of music on this important social cause in our nation’s history.
 
19
Apr

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

April 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!
 
19
Apr
 
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Explore fascinating buildings in history, from wigwams to courthouses, and learn about different types of bridges. Then, experiment as an architect and build a structure of your own.
 
20
Apr

Birdwatching Hotspots

April 20, 2019 (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, marsh birds and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 
20
Apr

BGI Volunteer Workday: CFC

April 20, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Citizens for Conservation HQ, Barrington, IL -60010


Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners at a volunteer workday!

Work side-by-side with experienced volunteer stewards and staff from Citizens for Conservation, Audubon Great Lakes, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and Lake County Forest Preserves.
 
20
Apr

IL Odonate Survey Workshop

April 20, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about monitoring dragonflies & damselflies.
 
20
Apr

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

April 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!
 
20
Apr

Restoration Workday: Ryerson

April 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!
 
20
Apr

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

April 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!
 
20
Apr

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

April 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!
 
20
Apr

Restoration Workday: Fox River

April 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!
 
20
Apr
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
20
Apr

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

April 20, 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!
 
21
Apr

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

April 21, 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!
 
22
Apr

Earth Week: Pond Study

April 22, 2019 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day by collecting and identifying pond critters, and learn how scientists use this
information to determine the health of our ponds, lakes and rivers.
 
23
Apr
 
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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!
 
23
Apr

Earth Week: Playdate with Nature

April 23, 2019 (03:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
24
Apr

Senior Series: Native Plant Landscaping

April 24, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Native plants provide homes and food for our native wildlife, and natural beauty to our home landscapes. Join us to learn more about how to bring native plants into your garden.
 

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