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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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EVENTS

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Nov

Forest Fitness: Ryerson

November 17, 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.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

November 17, 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.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

November 17, 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.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

November 17, 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.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Fox River and Wagner Fen

November 17, 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.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

November 17, 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.
 
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Nov

Fall Family Fest

November 17, 2018 (10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Celebrate the season at the Dunn Museum! Create fall-inspired crafts, experiment to see if a pumpkin sinks or floats, and learn how the Potawatomi lived hundreds of years ago.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

November 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.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

November 18, 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.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

November 18, 2018 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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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.
 
18
Nov

Thanksgiving for Nature Scavenger Hunt

November 18, 2018 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Discover what we should be thankful for in nature. Find clues along the trail in this self-paced activity.
 
18
Nov

Restoration Workday: Heron Creek

November 18, 2018 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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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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Nov

Guided Hike Lake County

November 18, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

November 20, 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.
 
20
Nov

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

November 20, 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.
 
20
Nov

Tinkering Through Time: Lake County Inventors

November 20, 2018 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Hear about Lake County’s inventors and then work to create your own invention.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

November 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.
 

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