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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • New Dog Park Opens

    The new Waukegan Savanna Dog Park opens Friday, Sep 13. Enter on York House Rd east of Delany Rd.
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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

    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 6:51 PM

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EVENTS

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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: 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: 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!
 
22
Sep

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

September 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!
 
22
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 22, 2019 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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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!
 
22
Sep

Par 3 Challenge

September 22, 2019 02:00 PM
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Time:02:00 PM
Location: Countryside Golf Club, Mundelein , IL -60060


Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes.
 
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Sep

Guided Hike Lake County

September 22, 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 24, 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!
 
24
Sep

Walk with me - Tree ID.

September 24, 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.
 
24
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 24, 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!
 
25
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 25, 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!
 
25
Sep

Senior Series: Monarchs and Migration

September 25, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Monarchs across the Midwest are migrating south. Learn more about monarch life cycles, the importance of native milkweeds and what you can do to help.
 
25
Sep

Object Talks: Women of Fort Sheridan

September 25, 2019 (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville, IL -60048


Take a closer look at a woman’s military uniform from Fort Sheridan and hear stories of the important roles women played in both the military and at the Fort.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Old School

September 26, 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!
 
26
Sep

Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights

September 26, 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


Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
 
26
Sep

Oak Ecosystems for the Home Gardener

September 26, 2019 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Discover the important role oak trees play in our local ecosystems and how to incorporate oaks and other native plants into your urban and suburban landscape.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

September 27, 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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