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Happening at Lake County Forest Preserves

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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


EVENTS

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Apr

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

April 07, 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!
 
8
Apr

Small Discoveries - Hop into Spring

April 08, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebrate the arrival of spring with craft, stories, and learning about historic spring activities.
 
9
Apr

Connecting Kids with Nature

April 09, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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Time:10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
 
9
Apr

Object Talks - Reima Ratti Painting

April 09, 2020 (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Take a closer look at a painting by Waukegan artist, Reima Ratti. Hear about the artist's involvement in the Civilian Conservation Corps and how he documented the world around him.
 
10
Apr

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

April 10, 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!
 
10
Apr

Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti

April 10, 2020 (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


Join us for your last opportunity to tour the exhibit, Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 
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Apr

Astronomy Program

April 10, 2020 (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
 
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