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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

20
Jan

BGI Volunteer Workday: Spring Creek

January 20, 2020 (09:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Spring Creek, Barrington, IL -60010


Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners at a volunteer workday!

Work side-by-side with experienced volunteer stewards and staff from Citizens for Conservation, Audubon Great Lakes, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and Lake County Forest Preserves.
 
20
Jan

Museum Curiosity Stations

January 20, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville, IL -60048


Rotate through the Museum's galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 
20
Jan

Animals in Winter

January 20, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover the winter survival strategies of local animals through hands-on discovery and a guided walk in the winter woods.
 
20
Jan

Playdate with Nature - School Day Off

January 20, 2020 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
21
Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 21, 2020 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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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!
 
21
Jan

Hikin' Tykes: Snow

January 21, 2020 (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
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Time:09:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn about snow and how winter impacts animals and plants. Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration round out this hands-on experience.
 
22
Jan
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Spend time learning about the first people of Lake County in our gallery and wigwam exhibit.
 
23
Jan

Restoration Workday: Old School

January 23, 2020 (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!
 
23
Jan

Votes For Women Celebration

January 23, 2020 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Mundelein's Kirk Players present an evening of performances honoring the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. There will be a professional storyteller, historical speeches and a presentation of a one-act play, "A Woman's Influence" by Gertrude Jennings.
 
24
Jan

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

January 24, 2020 (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!
 
24
Jan
 
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Time:05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Join us for the opening of the exhibit: Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Hear about the artist’s life, learn about Lake County in the Great Depression, and explore Ratti's works of art with gallery talks.
 
25
Jan

Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna

January 25, 2020 (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!
 
26
Jan

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

January 26, 2020 (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!
 
26
Jan

Wildflowers in Winter

January 26, 2020 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Ever wonder what those scraggly looking "weeds" are in the snowy fields? Now's your chance to find out! Join an educator to identify a few of those plants and their functions.
 
26
Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 26, 2020 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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