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  • New Dog Park Opens

    The new Waukegan Savanna Dog Park opens Friday, September 13. The entrance is on York House Road, just...
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  • Open House | Lakewood Forest Preserve Master Plan Concepts

    Join us for an Open House to learn about the Lakewood Master Plan, 5–7 pm, Monday, Sep 23, at the Fremont...
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  • Fall 2019 Horizons Magazine

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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:02 PM

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EVENTS

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Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 15, 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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Sep

Guided Hike Lake County

September 15, 2019 (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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Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 17, 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!
 
17
Sep

Walk with me - Tree ID.

September 17, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Embark on an exploration into the woods. We will discover clues that help us identify trees. Bring your keen sense of observation and dress for the weather.
 
17
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 17, 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!
 
18
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 18, 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!
 
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Sep

Chicagoland Prehistory

September 18, 2019 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

In honor of Archaeology Awareness Month, enjoy a lecture by Great Lakes archaeologist, Dan Melone, as he discusses the Native people of pre-settlement Chicago. Dan will present his prehistoric and historic findings from the Lake and McHenry County region.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Old School

September 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!
 
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Sep

Healthy Hedges

September 19, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Learn about our efforts to eliminate buckthorn. Experts will share tips for removing this invasive species and suggest great replacement plants. Let us inspire you to join the movement toward a healthier Lake County.
 
20
Sep

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

September 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
Sep

Beers, Brats, and Birdies!

September 20, 2019 04:30 PM
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Time:04:30 PM

Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic followed by a round of 9 holes, with beer tastings and bratwurst.
 
20
Sep

Community Campfire Friday Nights

September 20, 2019 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
21
Sep

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

September 21, 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!
 
21
Sep

Restoration Workday: Fox River

September 21, 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!
 
21
Sep

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

September 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!
 

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