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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • New Dunn Museum Opens Its Doors

    After spending more than a year relocating its vast historic collections and building brand-new exhibitions...
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  • Independence Grove Beach Season Passes Now Available

    Season passes are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase by May 1 and save 10 percent.
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  • Register for Summer Camp Today!

    Our camps are designed for summer fun and learning. Browse available camps. Enroll online.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:43 PM

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Apr
 
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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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Spring Bird Walk: Old School

April 28, 2018 (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
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Apr

Rookery Watch

April 28, 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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Apr

Forest Fitness: Independence Grove

April 28, 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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Apr

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature

April 28, 2018 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
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Apr

Lake County History Symposium

April 29, 2018 (09:00 AM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year’s theme, "History from Objects."
 
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Apr
 
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 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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Apr

Symbols of Illinois: Violet

April 29, 2018 (01:30 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Celebrate the Illinois' Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about state symbols. Each program in this 10-part series teaches about the origin and natural history of the state symbols, and may also include a brief walk.
 

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