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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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Old School

January 17, 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!
 
17
Jan

Animals in Winter

January 17, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Where are all the animals? Come learn about Lake County animals, how they've adapted to survive in the cold and the best ways to view them in winter.
 
19
Jan

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

January 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
Jan

Restoration Workday: Fox River

January 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
Jan

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

January 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!
 
20
Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 20, 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!
 
20
Jan

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

January 20, 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!
 
21
Jan

Playdate with Nature

January 21, 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 activities, proven healthful and beneficial for all ages.
 
22
Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 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
Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 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!
 
23
Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 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!
 
23
Jan

Tinkering Through Time: Printing Press

January 23, 2019 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

How does a printing press work? How were they used in Illinois? Find out the answers to these questions and practice making different prints.
 
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