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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross opens March 9

    The work of legendary comic book artist, Alex Ross, is coming to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville.
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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 5:24 PM

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EVENTS

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Feb

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

February 16, 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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Feb

Restoration Workday: Fox River

February 16, 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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Feb

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

February 16, 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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Feb

BGI Volunteer Workday: Grassy Lake

February 16, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners at a volunteer workday!

Work side-by-side with experienced volunteer stewards and staff from Citizens for Conservation, Audubon Great Lakes, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and Lake County Forest Preserves.
 
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Feb

Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Walk

February 17, 2019 (08:00 AM - 09:30 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Join us for a winter bird walk in search of our winter resident birds. All sightings will be entered into the the Great Backyard Bird Count data base.
 
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Feb

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

February 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!
 
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Feb

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17, 2019 (11:30 AM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:11:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Stop by the Ryerson Woods Welcome Center to help us gather important data about our local bird populations.
 
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Feb

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

February 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!
 
17
Feb

Restoration Workday: Heron Creek

February 17, 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!
 
17
Feb

Profiles in Excellence: Power of Words

February 17, 2019 (02:00 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Join us for an inspiring afternoon in honor of Black History at the 36th annual Profiles in Excellence event.
 
18
Feb

Playdate with Nature

February 18, 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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Feb

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

February 19, 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!
 
20
Feb

Tinkering Through Time: Discovering Dinosaurs

February 20, 2019 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Test your paleontology skills by examining fossils and casts and learning about a variety of dinosaurs that lived in our area.
 
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Feb

Restoration Workday: Old School

February 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!
 
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Feb

Behind the Scenes Tour

February 21, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Take a rare peek at our collections care and storage facility. Guided by our collections staff, experience an in-depth tour focused on unique objects in our collection.
 

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