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If you love your Forest Preserves, we invite you to support the program, project, or part of our work that is most important to you.

Our Annual Fund meets urgent and immediate Forest Preserve needs. A mission gift can be directed to support education, care of trails and preserves, habitat restoration, or wildlife conservation. You can adopt a baby Blandings turtle, support the Dunn Museum and its historic collections, or make a gift that will live on forever by supporting our Endowment.

Gifts of any amount are meaningful, and 100% of your donation will directly support work on the ground.

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    Annual Fund

    Your tax-deductable gift will be used where it's needed most—from purchasing tools or seed for restoration workdays, to providing educational opportunities for youth.

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    Mission Gifts

    From the Green Youth Farm, to Science Explorers in Nature, to habitat restoration, you can direct your gift toward any aspect of the Lake County Forest Preserves mission that means the most to you.

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    Commemorative Gifts

    Honor someone special, remember a loved one, or celebrate a milestone, by making a commemorative gift. All commemorative gifts will support the Habitat Restoration Endowment.

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    Legacy Gifts

    Contact Erika Stergos, Preservation Foundation Executive Director, or 847-968-3129 for more information.

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    Your gift will give a baby Blanding's turtle a head start and help it thrive.

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    Derek Harms Endowed Fund For Grassy Lake

    We invite you to share the spirit of Derek and participate in this preservation effort that reflects his love for all things outdoors.

If you have questions, or would like to discuss your giving options, please contact, Erika Stergos, Preservation Foundation Executive Director at or 847-968-3129.

Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves
1899 West Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-367-6649 fax