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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 8:02 PM

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EVENTS

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Aug

Virtual Program-Fishing Camp

August 10, 2020-August 14, 2020 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between.
 
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Aug

Virtual Program-Animal Attire Camp

August 10, 2020-August 14, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Each day campers interact virtually with educator(s) for 30-45 minutes on video that may feature a themed-activity and a live animal(s) who is covered with fur, feathers, fins, scales or skin. Additional activities, including digital resources and crafts will be shared with campers’ parent/guardian.
 
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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.
 
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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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