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  • Nearly 100 Blanding’s turtles released into Lake County wetlands

    In 2010, the Forest Preserves instituted an official recovery program for this species. It includes a...
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  • Summer 2019 Horizons Magazine Available Online

    Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 8:30 PM

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Jun
 
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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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Jun

Summer Camp: Early Settlers

June 18, 2019-June 20, 2019 (09:00 AM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Return to the 1830s and experience life as an early settler to Lake County. Through crafts, activities and exploration learn how people made the big move west, started farms, set up homes, and lived every day.
 
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Jun

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

June 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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Jun

From Seed to Sprout - Dig If You Will

June 19, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about the history of Bonner Farm and early settlers to Lake County through a tour of the site and hands-on activities.
 
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Jun

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

June 19, 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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Jun

Senior Series: Early Summer Wildflowers

June 19, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

The palette of wildflowers changes throughout the summer. Join us as we enjoy the splendor of these beauties.
 
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Jun

Restoration Workday: Old School

June 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!
 
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Jun

The Writing Life with Russell Lissau

June 20, 2019 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Critically acclaimed comic book scribe Russell Lissau, (The Batman Strikes, Old Wounds), will reveal where he gets ideas for stories and how he turns them into comic books.
 
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Jun

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

June 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
Jun

Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove

June 21, 2019 (11:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:11:30 AM - 02:00 PM

The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
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Jun

Lunchtime Tours: Lakes and Resorts

June 21, 2019 (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


Learn about the historic resorts and summertime activities that drew people to Lake County in the early 20th century.
 
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Jun

Community Campfire Friday Nights

June 21, 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.
 
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Jun

Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff

June 22, 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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Jun
 
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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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