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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 Grassy Lake

Thanks to a Community Stewardship Challenge Grant from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, every dollar raised to restore Grassy Lake (Lake Barrington) 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 Grassy Lake. Help us get there!

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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!
 
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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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Old School

January 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
Jan

Lunchtime Tours: Dunn Museum

January 24, 2019 (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


Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the exhibition galleries.
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

January 26, 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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Time:10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Explore the life of Civil War drummer boy, Orion Howe, of Waukegan, with author Marlene Brill as she reads from her children’s book. Following the reading, there will be crafts, activities and a book signing.
 
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Meet the Author: David Powell

January 26, 2019 (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Me. Powell is the author of "The Maps of Chickamauga" (2009), among many other titles.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 27, 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!
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

January 27, 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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Jan

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

January 29, 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!
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 29, 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!
 

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