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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 4:45 PM

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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Look at all the different transportation options in Lake County. Help your little one learn how to make a boat float and a train move!
 
16
Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 16, 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!
 
17
Jan

Restoration Workday: Old School

January 17, 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!
 
17
Jan

Animals in Winter

January 17, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Where are all the animals? Come learn about Lake County animals, how they've adapted to survive in the cold and the best ways to view them in winter.
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

January 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Fox River

January 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!
 
19
Jan

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

January 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 20, 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!
 
20
Jan

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

January 20, 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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Jan

Playdate with Nature

January 21, 2019 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for all ages.
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 22, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 22, 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!
 

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