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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • Ranger Earns Military Honor

    Paul Hettich, a Lake County Forest Preserve ranger police officer, was recently honored for his military...
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  • Thank you to ComEd, our 2018 STEM Education Partner!

    ComEd’s $20,000 grant allowed the Forest Preserves to hire an additional staff member in our education...
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  • Winter Recreation

    Cold weather brings winter fun in your forest preserves.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 4:55 PM

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EVENTS

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Jan

Restoration Workday: Old School

January 24, 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!
 
24
Jan

Lunchtime Tours: Dunn Museum

January 24, 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


Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the exhibition galleries.
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

January 26, 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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Jan
 
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Time:10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Explore the life of Civil War drummer boy, Orion Howe, of Waukegan, with author Marlene Brill as she reads from her children’s book. Following the reading, there will be crafts, activities and a book signing.
 
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Jan

Meet the Author: David Powell

January 26, 2019 (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Me. Powell is the author of "The Maps of Chickamauga" (2009), among many other titles.
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 27, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

January 27, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 29, 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!
 
29
Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 29, 2019 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Event's details
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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!
 
30
Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 30, 2019 (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, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

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