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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 8:31 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: Native Peoples

June 19, 2018-June 21, 2018 (09:00 AM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Dig into the past and discover what daily life was like for the first inhabitants in Lake County. Throughout the week campers will play games, create crafts, write their own lore, and learn about the everyday lives of local Native peoples.
 
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Jun

Battling Buckthorn

June 21, 2018 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Learn about our efforts to eliminate buckthorn, one of the area’s most invasive plants. Experts will share identification and removal tips. Let us inspire you to join the effort and make Lake County a buckthorn-free zone.
 
22
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.
 
22
Jun
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Lake County and the Dunn Museum celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818-2018) with a temporary special exhibition that showcases objects that have made local history.
 
23
Jun

Forest Fitness: Grant Woods

June 23, 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

Rookery Watch

June 23, 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.
 
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Jun

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

June 23, 2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 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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CUMA03
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: Wildlife in Motion

June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This camp guides adults in a unique outdoor experience with their young ones. Each day highlights a different way animals move. Fly, crawl, hop, swim and slither together through hands-on nature activities, exploration, stories, crafts and interaction with live animals.
 
25
Jun

Summer Camp: Fishing Camp

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

Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
25
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

Summer Camp: Wetland Explorers - FULL

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

Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 

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