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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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Apr

Comic Book Cover Contest

April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019 (08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
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May

Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson

May 19, 2019 (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

May is the month for songbird migration. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
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May
 
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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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May
 
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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!
 
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May

Playdate with Nature

May 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.
 
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May

Spring Bird Walk: Fort Sheridan

May 22, 2019 (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

May is the month for songbird migration. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
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May

Small Discoveries: Mini Historian

May 22, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your little ones become mini historians as they explore and learn about historical objects, create family trees, and more.
 
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May

Restoration Workday: Old School

May 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!
 
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May

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

May 24, 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!
 
24
May
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Take a closer look at the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross, on this 30 minute tour.
 
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May

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

May 25, 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!
 
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May

County Pop Con Pre-Party

May 25, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Visit the Dunn Museum ahead of the County Pop Con at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake to show off your cosplay, tour the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross and participate in superhero activities.
 
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