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  • Reserve a Picnic Shelter

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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 6:08 PM

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EVENTS

16
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 16, 2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 
16
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 16, 2018 (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.
 
17
Oct

Lunchtime Tours: Inventions

October 17, 2018 (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 on innovations and inventions.
 
17
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 17, 2018 (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.
 
18
Oct

Restoration Workday: Old School

October 18, 2018 (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.
 
18
Oct

Spooky Lake County

October 18, 2018 (07:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Ever wonder about the haunted locations in Lake County? At this spooktacular program, you will hear about all the spooky events in Lake County history.
 
19
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 19, 2018 (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.
 
19
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 19, 2018 (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.
 
19
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 19, 2018 (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.
 
19
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 19, 2018 (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.
 
19
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 19, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Forest Fitness: Grant Woods

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Restoration Workday: Fox River and Wagner Fen

October 20, 2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Event's details

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.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2018 (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.
 
21
Oct

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

October 21, 2018 (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.
 
21
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 21, 2018 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Event's details
CUMA03
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.
 

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