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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

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The Preservation Foundation is the charitable partner of the Lake County Forest Preserves. It supports the growth, development and sustainability of our region’s natural lands and cultural heritage.

Like a root system pulls vital nutrients from the soil, the Preservation Foundation drives the mission of the Forest Preserves by responsibly directing funds to projects and programs of the Forest Preserves that might otherwise go unfunded.

Donations to the Preservation Foundation make possible the programs, places and priorities of the Forest Preserves—from the Dunn Museum and summer concert series at Independence Grove to the Green Youth Farm, Gateways Grants for schools, Adopt-a-Turtle program and habitat restoration.

When you support the Preservation Foundation, you nourish your Lake County Forest Preserves so that they might not merely exist, but grow and thrive.

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Aug

From Seed to Sprout - And Field to Fork

August 15, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How does food get from the farm to our tables today? Learn about farming equipment and about food beneficial to our health and our planet, as we work in our garden and check on our plants.
 
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Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 15, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Time:12:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Join our Wildlife Biologist, Gary Glowacki as he discusses the use of innovative conservation strategies to bolster our local populations of this globally imperiled species.
 
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Aug

Lunchtime Tours: People and Nature

August 17, 2018 (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


Tour the exhibition galleries and discuss ways people have utilized the land in Lake County and been inspired by its natural beauty.
 
18
Aug

Forest Fitness: Millennium Trail

August 18, 2018 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
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Aug

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

August 18, 2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Aug

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

August 18, 2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Check out this family-friendly event featuring a diverse line-up of live music and kids activities. All net proceeds benefit the Preservation Foundation.
 
19
Aug

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

August 19, 2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Aug

Kids Nature Funfest

August 19, 2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor nature activities. Engage in fort building, insect netting, creative nature art, exploration, crafts and live animals. Fun for the whole family.
 
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Aug

Guided Hike Lake County

August 19, 2018 (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.
 
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Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

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