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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

22
Mar

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

March 22, 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!
 
22
Mar

Lunchtime Tours: Women's History Month

March 22, 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


Celebrate National Women’s History Month by learning about powerful Lake County women who made history.
 
23
Mar

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

March 23, 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!
 
23
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00 FULL

March 23, 2019 (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
23
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30 FULL

March 23, 2019 (12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
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Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
23
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00 FULL

March 23, 2019 (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
23
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30 FULL

March 23, 2019 (01:30 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
23
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00 FULL

March 23, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
24
Mar
 
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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
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00 FULL

March 24, 2019 (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
24
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30 FULL

March 24, 2019 (12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
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Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
24
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00 FULL

March 24, 2019 (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
24
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30 FULL

March 24, 2019 (01:30 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
24
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00 FULL

March 24, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 
25
Mar

Spring Break Syruping - FULL

March 25, 2019 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spending your spring break on a staycation? Join us for this weekday Maple Syrup Hike to learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Everyone gets a taste.
 
26
Mar

Museum Curiosity Stations

March 26, 2019 (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 exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 
26
Mar
 
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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!
 
26
Mar

Playdate with Nature

March 26, 2019 (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, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
27
Mar

Tinkering Through Time: Mastodon Mysteries

March 27, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How big were mastodons? How did they survive in the cold? Find out the answers to these questions through experiments, crafts and investigating fossil casts.
 
28
Mar

Restoration Workday: Old School

March 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
Mar

Museum Family Crafts

March 28, 2019 (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


Spend your spring break creating themed crafts around the exhibition, Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross.
 
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