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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross opens March 9

    The work of legendary comic book artist, Alex Ross, is coming to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville.
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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 5:29 PM

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EVENTS

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Feb

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

February 19, 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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Feb

Tinkering Through Time: Discovering Dinosaurs

February 20, 2019 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Test your paleontology skills by examining fossils and casts and learning about a variety of dinosaurs that lived in our area.
 
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Feb

Restoration Workday: Old School

February 21, 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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Feb

Behind the Scenes Tour

February 21, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Take a rare peek at our collections care and storage facility. Guided by our collections staff, experience an in-depth tour focused on unique objects in our collection.
 
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Feb
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County such as Amos Bennett, the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 
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Feb

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

February 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!
 
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Feb

Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna

February 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!
 
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Feb

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

February 24, 2019 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Event's details
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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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Feb

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

February 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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