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Volunteers at the Native Seed Nursery, Rollins Savanna.

Working With Us

As Lake County’s principal guardian of open space and natural areas since 1958, we set the standard in nature and historic preservation, and in outdoor recreation and education. We offer a broad range of employment opportunities, including career and temporary positions, and internships. Learn more »

Volunteering

Each year, hundreds of people volunteer thousands of hours in forest preserves throughout Lake County. Our volunteers play a key role in operations and public safety, habitat restoration, cultural preservation and environmental education. There are opportunities available for individuals and groups in a variety of settings and we encourage you to explore all the listed positions to find a job that fits best. Learn more »

Donate

The Preservation Foundation is the charitable partner of the Lake County Forest Preserves. Gifts of all sizes are meaningful and help support projects and initiate programs that may otherwise go unfunded or take many years to complete. Learn more »

News


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18
Jul

Restoration Workday: Old School

July 18, 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!
 
18
Jul

Birding Lake County

July 18, 2019 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Start planning your fall birding excursions by joining Nan Buckardt as she discusses birding habitats and shares her favorite places to view birds each season.
 
19
Jul

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

July 19, 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!
 
19
Jul

Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove

July 19, 2019 (11:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
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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.
 
19
Jul

Wine and Nine

July 19, 2019 04:30 PM
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Time:04:30 PM

Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic and a round of 9 holes, followed by hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
 
20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

July 20, 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!
 
20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Greenbelt

July 20, 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!
 
20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

July 20, 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!
 
20
Jul

Pop Up Paddle: Kayak

July 20, 2019 (03:30 PM - 05:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Explore from a solo kayak. Watch for wildlife and learn about aquatic plants. Brief paddle instruction provided.
 
20
Jul

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature

July 20, 2019 (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.
 
20
Jul

Summer Night Hike

July 20, 2019 (08:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
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Time:08:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Observe wildlife after the sun sets on this 1-mile guided hike that focuses on nocturnal animal adaptations and sounds.
 
21
Jul

Grasslands of Lake County

July 21, 2019 (08:00 AM - 09:30 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Explore this unique ecosystem rich in biodiversity and discover the variety of plants and animals that call it home.
 
21
Jul
 
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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!
 
22
Jul

Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers

July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
 
23
Jul
 
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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!
 
23
Jul

Frogs

July 23, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a morning filled with leaping frogs and wiggling tadpoles. We’ll discover the unique life cycle of frogs and other amphibians during this hands-on program.
 
23
Jul

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

July 23, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
24
Jul

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

July 24, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
24
Jul

Bonner Heritage Farm Tour

July 24, 2019 (01:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Learn about the people, the land and the events of this historic 1850s farmstead on this guided tour.
 
24
Jul

Turtle Meet and Greet

July 24, 2019 (02:30 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Discover the fascinating life history of some of our local turtles. Learn what you can do to help our turtle neighbors through hands-on activities and a guided walk.
 
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