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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
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    September 25, 2018
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    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.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    September 25, 2018
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    12:00 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.
     
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    September 26, 2018
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    12:00 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.
     
  • Senior Series: Fall Wildflowers (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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    September 26, 2018
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Join us as we explore the preserve to discover the diversity of wildflowers and the wildlife that depend on them. We will walk up to 1.5 miles.
     
  • Tinkering Through Time: Awesome Adaptations (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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    September 26, 2018
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
    Test your engineering and science skills as you explore how the Potawatomi and others utilized a vast array of natural resources in our area, then investigate a variety of local wildlife adaptations.
     
Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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    September 29, 2018
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    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Heron Creek (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    September 29, 2018
    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.
     
  • Meet the Author: David Powell (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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    September 29, 2018
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
    Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Illinois Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Mr. Powell is the author of The Maps of Chickamauga, among many other titles.The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
     
Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Fall Features: Fungus, Fruits and Flowers (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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    September 30, 2018
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Identify unique features of the season, and explore the life cycles and important roles fungus, fruits and prairie flowers have in nature.
     
  • Tinkering Through Time - Bonner Farm (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    September 30, 2018
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    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Come learn about life on the farm from early settlement to today, with hands-on activities and a visit to the garden!
     
  • Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours (12:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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    September 30, 2018
    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.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    September 30, 2018
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    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.
     
  • Your Oak Woodland Neighborhood at Edward L. Ryerson Woods (01:30 PM - 03:30 PM)
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    September 30, 2018
    01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Join staff from the Lake County Forest Preserves and Morton Arboretum for a guided tour through recently restored oak woodlands at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area (Riverwoods). Discover the natural treasures that have returned to this ecological gem. A separate, children's program will run concurrent with the adult presentation.
     
  • Guided Hike Lake County (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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    September 30, 2018
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
     
 
 

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