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  • Summer 2018 Horizons Magazine Available Online

    Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.
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  • Fresh Produce Available

    Through early October, purchase organically grown produce from the Green Youth Farm, located in North...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 8:32 PM

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Jun
 
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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.
 
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Jun

Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers - FULL

June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities, and games. We will plant, harvest, and taste homegrown food from Bonner's organic garden.
 
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Jun

Summer Camp: Animal Attire - FULL

June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
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Jun
 
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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.
 
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Jun
 
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Discover the benefits of using native plants to create habitat for local birds and butterflies. Plant selection and identification, habitat requirements and maintenance will be discussed.
 
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Jun
 
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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 as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
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Jun
 
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Time:11:30 AM - 02:00 PM

The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
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Jun

Community Campfire Friday Nights

June 29, 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.
 
30
Jun

Civil War Days: Weekend Pass

June 30, 2018-July 01, 2018
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
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Jun

Rookery Watch

June 30, 2018 (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
30
Jun

Forest Fitness: Lakewood

June 30, 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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Jun
 
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Time:09:00 AM

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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Jun

Civil War Days (Saturday)

June 30, 2018 (10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

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