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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

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As growth in Lake County continues, community support helps us to protect and preserve natural and historical treasures and offer fun, wholesome ways for visitors to celebrate, relax and learn in their forest preserves.

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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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    Stewardship Challenge Grant 

    Every dollar raised to restore Greenbelt in North Chicago will be matched with $3 thanks to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.

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    Mission Gifts

    From the Green Youth Farm, to Science First, 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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    Support Gateways Grants for Schools

    Help provide fee waivers and transportation stipends for Lake County school districts in need, allowing them to benefit from educational field trip programs in outdoor and museum settings at little or no cost.

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    Adopt-an-Acre or Adopt-a-Mile

    Support the specific preserve or trail you enjoy most and receive a special commemoration.

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

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    Commemorative Benches

    Honor or remember a loved one or commemorate a special occasion with this wonderful gift for nature through our Green Gifts program.

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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.

Call or email us.

Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves
1899 West Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-526-0024 fax


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