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An Evening with Joel Sartore

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An Evening with Joel Sartore

Friday, May 17

5:30 PM

This is a Preservation Foundation Gala benefiting the Lake County Forest Preserves.

To purchase your ticket, visit or fill out the form below. We look forward to seeing you at the Gala.


Join us at the Preservation Foundation’s evening gala, featuring world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. This special evening celebrates the Forest Preserves commitment to ensuring biodiversity in Lake County.

Enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and a photo-filled presentation from Sartore, all while supporting the Forest Preserves.

5:30 pm: 
Cocktail Reception

7 pm: 
Dinner by Relish Events at Independence Grove
Presentation by Joel Sartore

Attire: Business Casual

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Independence Grove 16400 West Buckley Road
Libertyville, IL, 60048
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