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

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  • Public Information Meeting: Millennium Trail

    Learn about a preliminary engineering study for the construction of a pedestrian tunnel under U.S. Route...
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  • Reserve a Picnic Shelter

    Reservations for 2019 picnic shelter rentals begin Monday, October 15. Purchase permits online starting...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 4:31 PM

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Nov

Small Discoveries: Five Senses

November 14, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about your five senses through activities and play.
 
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Nov

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

November 14, 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: Old School

November 15, 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.
 
15
Nov

But it's cold outside!

November 15, 2018 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


The temperature may be dropping but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Come learn about the many opportunities to get outside and enjoy your forest preserves in winter.
 
17
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.
 
17
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.
 
17
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.
 
17
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.
 
18
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.
 
18
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.
 
18
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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