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Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26,
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
Rain or shine! Carpool to the event with friends to enter the raffle for a free picnic shelter reservation!
11 a.m. — Drum Circle
11:30 a.m. — Off Square Music featuring local musicians.
1 p.m. — Bill Kehl's Earth, Music…Magic! family concert
2 p.m. & 3 p.m. — Off Square Music featuring local musicians
Scheduled Activities: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Guided Nature Hikes • 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Puppet Show
Ongoing: Recycling Drop-Off • Games & Crafts • Over 20 Environmentally Themed Exhibitors • Food & Beverage Vendors – Duke’s Ale House and Pop’s Premier Kettle Corn, or bring your own “No waste” picnic lunch.
HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING DROP OFF:Accepted items: eectronics (computers & accessories, TVs, stereos, etc), small
(microwaves must be clean), clean Styrofoam, packing peanuts,
re-useable bubble wrap,Christmas lights, fluorescent tubes,,
VHS tapes, CDs, cassettes, household batteries and athletic shoes. Donation requested (up to $35) for large TVs or monitors to
offset recycling costs.
detectors, medical devices, console TVs, car batteries, or paint
Living History Open Houses
Sunday, May 18
Drop in Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park
No registration required.
Drop in any time during the open hours.
Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the resident families that called this area home.
Lost Valley Ventures —
Saturdays, 2–3:30 p.m., No program 4/26.
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
April's –Life in a Log; May–Frogs
Bring the family for a free afternoon of a nature craft, lesson, game and hike. Topics change monthly…
Prairie Trail South OPEN
Ridgefield Trace from MCC to Oak St. Closed
April 17-25 for Com-Ed work - No thru traffic.
Rush Creek Horse Trail Closed
View the entire list of seasonal alerts and closures…
The District's free quarterly magazine, filled with news, programs and events.
Spring issue (March-April-May):
Nippersink Creek Aquatic Restoration
Third Generation Prairie –A grassland bird study
“Illinois Green Fleet”