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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 6:53 PM

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EVENTS

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Sep

Artist Talk: Lake County Jewelry

September 20, 2018 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Hear jewelry artist Deb Brown Bryant explain her process and inspiration for her jewelry designs. Then, connect with local history at the Dunn Museum as you hear about a piece of jewelry in museum's collection.
 
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Sep

Lunchtime Tours

September 21, 2018 (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 30-minute guided and themed tours of the exhibition galleries.
 
21
Sep

Community Campfire Friday Nights

September 21, 2018 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
22
Sep

Forest Fitness: Heron Creek

September 22, 2018 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Heron Creek

September 22, 2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Sep

Night Voyageur

September 22, 2018 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Paddle our 34-foot canoe while learning about the fur trade in 18th-century Lake County and the lives of the Voyageurs.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

September 23, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 23, 2018 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Sep

Par 3 Challenge

September 23, 2018 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.
 
23
Sep

Guided Hike Lake County

September 23, 2018 (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 25, 2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
25
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 25, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 26, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Sep

Senior Series: Fall Wildflowers

September 26, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Join us as we explore the preserve to discover the diversity of wildflowers and the wildlife that depend on them. We will walk up to 1.5 miles.
 
26
Sep

Tinkering Through Time: Awesome Adaptations

September 26, 2018 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Test your engineering and science skills as you explore how the Potawatomi and others utilized a vast array of natural resources in our area, then investigate a variety of local wildlife adaptations.
 

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