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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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22
Sep

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

September 22, 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!
 
22
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 22, 2019 (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!
 
22
Sep

Par 3 Challenge

September 22, 2019 02:00 PM
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Time:02:00 PM
Location: Countryside Golf Club, Mundelein , IL -60060


Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes.
 
22
Sep

Guided Hike Lake County

September 22, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time: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.
 
24
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 24, 2019 (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!
 
24
Sep

Walk with me - Tree ID.

September 24, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Embark on an exploration into the woods. We will discover clues that help us identify trees. Bring your keen sense of observation and dress for the weather.
 
24
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 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!
 
25
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 25, 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!
 
25
Sep

Senior Series: Monarchs and Migration

September 25, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Monarchs across the Midwest are migrating south. Learn more about monarch life cycles, the importance of native milkweeds and what you can do to help.
 
25
Sep

Object Talks: Women of Fort Sheridan

September 25, 2019 (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville, IL -60048


Take a closer look at a woman’s military uniform from Fort Sheridan and hear stories of the important roles women played in both the military and at the Fort.
 
26
Sep

Restoration Workday: Old School

September 26, 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!
 
26
Sep

Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights

September 26, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
 
26
Sep

Oak Ecosystems for the Home Gardener

September 26, 2019 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Discover the important role oak trees play in our local ecosystems and how to incorporate oaks and other native plants into your urban and suburban landscape.
 
27
Sep

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

September 27, 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!
 
28
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ryerson

September 28, 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!
 
28
Sep

Exhibit Opening: A Celebration of Souls

September 28, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us at the opening of A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico. Create crafts such as paper flowers and learn about traditions on a guided tour.
 
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