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Happening at Lake County Forest Preserves

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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


EVENTS

1
Apr

Self-Guided Program-Trivia Trails HERON CREEK

April 01, 2021-April 30, 2021 (06:30 AM - 06:00 PM)
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Time:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM

You may be walking the trails anyway so why not learn a little bit while you're there? Or perhaps this will be a new trail for you. Signs with trivia questions ranging from history, natural history and site-specific information will be placed along a designated trail.
Answers available on-site after the final trivia sign or found at www.LCFPD.org/resources
 
17
Apr

Virtual Program-Native Plant Landscaping

April 17, 2021 (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Native plants provide homes and food for our native wildlife, and natural beauty to our home landscapes. Join us to learn more about how to bring native plants into your garden.
 
18
Apr

Virtual Earth Week-Earth Day Every Day

April 18, 2021 (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” - Wendell Berry
Start Earth Week off right! Join in virtually to learn some interesting facts about Earth Day as we explore ways to celebrate our planet each and every day.
 
19
Apr
 
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Head outdoors to a nearby woodland or your own back yard. Let's go exploring to see what interesting treasures nature will reveal to us at this time of year. Share your finds virtually from a smart phone or tablet. Or watch from home, get inspired, then head outdoors for your own adventure.
 
20
Apr

Virtual Earth Week-Nocturnal Animals

April 20, 2021 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Whooo is calling in the night? Come discover which nocturnal animals call Lake County home and how to catch a glimpse of these often mysterious creatures in this FREE program in honor of Earth week!
 
21
Apr
 
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hear the Great Depression era story of a young, untried Waukegan artist, Reima Victor Ratti. This presentation will share details of the artist's days in the CCC and his artistic inspirations. We will also take a closer look at his artwork from the Dunn Museum's collection
 
21
Apr

Virtual Earth Week-Frogs of Lake County

April 21, 2021 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Join us virtually to learn about the lifecycle and different species of frogs that call Lake County home during this FREE program in honor of Earth week!
 
22
Apr
 
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Whether you are new to native gardening or a seasoned veteran, these interactive monthly Zoom presentations cover a variety of topics about native plants and how to use them in your home landscapes.
 
22
Apr

Virtual Earth Week-Bird Watching Basics

April 22, 2021 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

We'll share tips, equipment needs and tactics to get started in bird watching.
 
23
Apr

Virtual Earth Week-Wetlands

April 23, 2021 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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Event's details

Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Join us for a virtual exploration of the wetlands at Rollins Savanna. Discover some of the plants and animals that can be found there. Learn why wetlands are important and what you can do to help.
 
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