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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • Ranger Earns Military Honor

    Paul Hettich, a Lake County Forest Preserve ranger police officer, was recently honored for his military...
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  • Thank you to ComEd, our 2018 STEM Education Partner!

    ComEd’s $20,000 grant allowed the Forest Preserves to hire an additional staff member in our education...
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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 4:49 PM

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Jan

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

January 19, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Fox River

January 19, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

January 19, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 20, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

January 20, 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!
 
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Jan

Playdate with Nature

January 21, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 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!
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 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!
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 23, 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!
 
23
Jan

Tinkering Through Time: Printing Press

January 23, 2019 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

How does a printing press work? How were they used in Illinois? Find out the answers to these questions and practice making different prints.
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Old School

January 24, 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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Jan

Lunchtime Tours: Dunn Museum

January 24, 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 exhibition galleries.
 

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