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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.


Quadruple Your Gift For Greenbelt

Thanks to a Community Stewardship Challenge Grant from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, every dollar raised to restore Greenbelt Forest Preserve (North Chicago) will be matched with $3, giving your $100 gift a $400 impact! This grant will supply volunteers with native woodland seeds and wetland plants to replace the buckthorn thickets and other invasive species that have been degrading this site for decades.

We have until October 2019 to hit our $7,000 fundraising goal and reach 400 hours of volunteer service at Greenbelt. Help us get there!

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Look, Learn, Create - Reima Ratti

February 19, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

View and discuss the work of Lake County artist, Reima Ratti, and create works of art inspired by his drawings and paintings.
 
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Restoration Workday: Old School

February 20, 2020 (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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Native Drum Circle and Storytelling

February 20, 2020 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Join us for a presentation of traditional Native Woodland singing and storytelling by the Seven Springs All Nations Drum from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
 
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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

February 21, 2020 (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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Sunrise Stroll: Nippersink

February 22, 2020 (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
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Time:07:00 AM - 08:30 AM

Join us for a late winter walk as we explore the preserve in search of the first signs of spring.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ryerson

February 22, 2020 (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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Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna

February 22, 2020 (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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Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

February 23, 2020 (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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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

February 23, 2020 (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!
 
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Winter Discovery Walk

February 23, 2020 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Winter unveils a world of animal and plant treasures that are hidden other times of the year. Join us to make your own winter discoveries on this guided walk. After exploring, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in the Welcome Center.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

February 25, 2020 (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!
 

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