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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

23
Feb

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!
 
23
Feb

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!
 
23
Feb

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.
 
25
Feb

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!
 
26
Feb
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 
27
Feb

Restoration Workday: Old School

February 27, 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!
 
28
Feb

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

February 28, 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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