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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 »

UPCOMING EVENTS

16
Jul

Restoration Workday: Old School

July 16, 2024 (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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16
Jul

Restoration Workday: Cuba Marsh

July 16, 2024 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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16
Jul

Exploring Nature: FULL

July 16, 2024-July 18, 2024 (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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16
Jul

Family Fishing

July 16, 2024 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
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16
Jul

Concerts in the Plaza:

July 16, 2024 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
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17
Jul

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

July 17, 2024 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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17
Jul

Restoration Workday: Lyons Woods

July 17, 2024 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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17
Jul

Family Ponding Drop in

July 17, 2024 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
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18
Jul

Drop-in at the Dunn:

July 18, 2024 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
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19
Jul

Fort Sheridan Walk Through History: FULL

July 19, 2024 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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19
Jul
 
19
Jul

Guided Nature Paddle:

July 19, 2024 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
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20
Jul

Wildflower Walk: FULL

July 20, 2024 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
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20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

July 20, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

July 20, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Pine Dunes

July 20, 2024 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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20
Jul

Restoration Workday: MacArthur Woods

July 20, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Ryerson

July 20, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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20
Jul

Walk with a Naturalist

July 20, 2024 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Middlefork

July 20, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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21
Jul

Restoration Workday: Cuba Marsh

July 21, 2024 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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22
Jul

Fishing 1: FULL

July 22, 2024-July 26, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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22
Jul

Restoration Workday: Heron Creek

July 22, 2024 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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22
Jul

Exploring Plants and Animals

July 22, 2024-July 26, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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