Summer Camp Registration!

Highlights

Please become a member of Lake Forest Open Lands and help us celebrate 50 Years! ($50 new member special good through May 15th).

JOIN US 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TO PURCHASE YOUR GARDEN STARTER KITS, SHRUBS & TREES!

PRE-ORDER your garden kits, trees and shrubs today! Pick up at our Go Native! Plant & Tree Sale on Saturday, May 13th, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for the Associate Board of Lake Forest Open Lands' sping event for an evening under the stars

Join us for a morning of rewarding restoration work at one of our monthly community volunteer work opportunities.

Please note: the April 2nd workday has been canceled due to inclement weather.

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Upcoming Events

  • Skokie River Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, April 29th, 2017
    7:00 - 9:00 a.m
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    Join us for morning birding to catch glimpses of birds passing through during spring migration. Lake Forest Open Lands' resident bird...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Thursday, May 4th
    9:00 a.m.

    Get Your Hands Dirty! Play in the dirt......

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  • Skokie River Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 6, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Spring volunteer work day activities include brush control and planting.
    Access to the Skokie River Nature Preserve is at...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Friday, May 12, 2017
    6:30 - 9:30 p.m
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    Join us for the Associate Board of Lake Forest Open Lands' spring event, Cattails & Cocktails, for an evening under the stars and with an opportunity to preview and purchase from the Go Native! Plant & Tree Sale. Event includes dinner, dancing and a bourbon...

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  • Skokie River Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Chicago River Day aims to control invasive species such as garlic mustard, and plant native species...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
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    Welcome in spring with Lake Forest Open Lands and The City of Lake Forest. A wide variety of native grasses, woodland wildflowers, prairie and savanna plants, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase. Arborists and plant specialists will be on hand to answer questions. ...

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  • 300 North Green Bay Road  
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    6:00 p.m.

    Join us for...

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  • Skokie River Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Our Annual Garlic Mustard Pull helps control this invasive species. We've even won awards in years...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
    9:00 - 11:00 a.m
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    Want to get outside and stretch your legs after a long winter? Join us for a leisurely walk through Mellody Farm Nature Preserve where...

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  • SAVE THE DATE!
    Saturday, June 24, 2017
    6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    Lake Forest Open Lands'
    Conservation Campus
    350 N. Waukegan Rd.
    Lake Forest

    Join Lake Forest Open Lands Association and help us celebrate our 50 years in the community with a special ...

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  • Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve  
    Sunday, September 24, 2017
    4:00 - 7:00 p.m
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