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July

2024 #10Trail Challenge

July 1, 2024 from 12:00am to 12:00am

This July: #10Trail is Back!

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Forest Bathing at Chris Thompson Memorial Preserve with Nature Therapy of Michiana

July 12, 2024 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Nature Therapy of Michiana at Chris Thompson Memorial Preserve for a two-hour forest bathing immersion.

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July Stewardship Day

July 13, 2024 from 10:00am to Noon

Help us control invasive plants at Grand Beach Marsh Preserve, a globally rare coastal plain marsh!

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Kayak & Brews: Aquatic Invaders (EVENT FULL)

July 15, 2024 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

This event is at capacity, but you can still join the waitlist.

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Up From the Gravel Pit: A Hike Through Burns Prairie

July 20, 2024 from 10:00am to Noon

Harbor Country Hikers and COL are teaming up for a hike through Burns Prairie Preserve during peak bloom!

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Goats on the Prairie (EVENT FULL)

July 21, 2024 from Noon to 1:30pm

This event is at capacity, but you can still join the waitlist.

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Hike and Hang: Jens Jensen Preserve

July 24, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Meet fellow #10Trail-ers for a hike at Jens Jensen Preserve, followed by a social hour at SideYard in Sawyer!

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Niles District Library Hike at Myron Perlman

July 27, 2024 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Join the Niles District Library and COL for a summer hike at Myron Perlman Nature Preserve!

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Hike and Hang: Sugarwood Forest Preserve

July 31, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Finish #10Trail strong! Meet fellow #10Trail-ers for a hike at Sugarwood Forest Preserve, followed by a social hour at SideYard in Sawyer!

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August

2024 Annual Benefit: Art on the Prairie

August 10, 2024 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Support conservation in our community! Join us August 10 at COL's Annual Benefit at Janis Kanter & Tom McCormick's beautiful property, featuring a fabulous sculpture garden ensconced on a restored prairie chock full of summer wildflowers.

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Fungus Among Us Hike

August 13, 2024 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us as we take a hike and learn about the mushrooms of Myron Perlman Nature Preserve.

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August Stewardship Day

August 17, 2024 from 10:00am to Noon

Calling all trailblazers...come on out and help us clear the trail at Trillium Woodlands Preserve in Niles!

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Extending Your Growing Season

August 30, 2024 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to get the most out of your garden from Farmer Billy of the Harris Family Farm Foundation.

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September

Conservation Corner: Invasive Species

September 4, 2024 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Learn all about invasive species and the risks they pose as we walk our newest preserve.

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Things That Go Squeak in the Night Bat Hike

September 13, 2024 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join COL and Senior Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Sheets for a night hike at Sugarwood Forest Preserve!

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September Stewardship Day

September 14, 2024 from 10:00am to Noon

Help us collect & distribute seeds at Burns Prairie Preserve. This is an especially kid-friendly workday!

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Kayak & Brews

September 16, 2024 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Join COL for early fall kayaking on the Galien River Marsh followed by discounted food and drinks at Ghost Isle Brewery. Registration opens on August 28 at 11 am ET.

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