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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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  • Your Boat's Slip, Launch and Storage––Fox River Marina

    With 169 slips, four-lane public launch, and secure indoor storage.
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  • Summer 2020 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 7:56 PM

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EVENTS

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Aug

Virtual Program-The Man from Libertyville

August 12, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this webinar, learn about Adlai E. Stevenson II, an influential figure who was the Governor of Illinois, ran twice for President, and served as Ambassador to the United Nations.
 
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Aug

Virtual Program: Monarch Butterflies

August 12, 2020 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Discover the secret lives of Monarchs during this online presentation. Discover how you can make your yard a Monarch friendly yard.
 
13
Aug
 
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Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Join us virtually on the shores at Independence Grove to learn about fish adaptations and behaviors. Learn best fishing techniques to catch bass, crappies, bluegills and northern pike.
 
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Aug

Virtual Program-Astronomy Program

August 14, 2020 (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
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astronomy
Time:08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us online to learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
 
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Aug

Virtual Program-Hikin' Tykes Pond Life

August 18, 2020 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join in for a virtual presentation while we read a nature-based story and explore the live aquatic plants and animals pulled right out of a pond!
 

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