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  • Fox River Marina––Boat Slips, Launch, Storage

    The marina is open for the season with 169 slips, a four-lane public launch, and secure indoor storage...
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  • Spring Horizons Magazine

    Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with a special illustrated feature on fishing in your preserves....
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  • Now Hiring: Temporary Positions

    Apply today! We have a variety of seasonal employment opportunities with openings available this spring.
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  • COVID-19 Updates

    Though most forest preserves and trails remain open, several facilities are closed and all in-person...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:41 PM

Calendar of Events

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EVENTS

1
Apr

Self-Guided Program-Trivia Trails HERON CREEK

April 01, 2021-April 30, 2021 (06:30 AM - 06:00 PM)
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Time:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM

You may be walking the trails anyway so why not learn a little bit while you're there? Or perhaps this will be a new trail for you. Signs with trivia questions ranging from history, natural history and site-specific information will be placed along a designated trail.
Answers available on-site after the final trivia sign or found at www.LCFPD.org/resources
 
22
Apr
 
Event's details

Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Whether you are new to native gardening or a seasoned veteran, these interactive monthly Zoom presentations cover a variety of topics about native plants and how to use them in your home landscapes.
 
22
Apr

Virtual Earth Week-Bird Watching Basics

April 22, 2021 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

We'll share tips, equipment needs and tactics to get started in bird watching.
 
23
Apr

Virtual Earth Week-Wetlands

April 23, 2021 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Join us for a virtual exploration of the wetlands at Rollins Savanna. Discover some of the plants and animals that can be found there. Learn why wetlands are important and what you can do to help.
 
24
Apr

Virtual Earth Week-Evening Woodcock Walk

April 24, 2021 (07:15 PM - 08:30 PM)
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Time:07:15 PM - 08:30 PM

Join us virtually to observe the spectacular evening sky dance of the American woodcock. One of Lake County's spring wonders, learn about this peculiar looking bird and its marvelous tactics to win over a mate.
 
27
Apr

Virtual Program-Lets Go Outside

April 27, 2021 (03:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Grab your nature kit and let’s head out to discover what interesting treasures nature will reveal. Let’s dig up some creatures for a close up look through a magnifier. We will see what we can shake loose to observe in our bug box and then we will make a nature journal to help us document and remember our nature treasures.
 

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