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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:44 PM

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EVENTS

21
Aug

From Seed to Sprout: Food Preservation Then and Now

August 21, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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How do the seasons of the year impact our food? Learn more about farm life in the 1800s and food preservation.
 
21
Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 21, 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
Aug

Restoration Workday: Old School

August 22, 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!
 
22
Aug
 
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Time:12:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
23
Aug

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

August 23, 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!
 
23
Aug

Bess Bower Dunn Day

August 23, 2019 (10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Happy Birthday Bess! Celebrate Bess Bower Dunn’s birthday with free admission and special
activities throughout the day.
 
23
Aug
 
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Time:04:30 PM

Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic followed by a round of 9 holes, with beer tastings and bratwurst.
 
23
Aug

Community Campfire Friday Nights

August 23, 2019 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
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Aug
 
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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!
 
25
Aug

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

August 25, 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!
 
25
Aug

Monarchs, Milkweed and Migration

August 25, 2019 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Monarch butterflies across the Midwest will soon begin their migration south. Learn more about monarch life cycles, the importance of native milkweeds and what you can do to help.
 
25
Aug

Guided Hike Lake County

August 25, 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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Aug
 
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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!
 
27
Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 27, 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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