Prairie, Forest, Lake, Ravine: Our Community’s Relationship with its Environment

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Age Group: Adults
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This event has been rescheduled from it's previous date of January 29th.

Laurance Rockefeller, the philanthropic conservationist who was instrumental in establishing and enlarging several of our National Parks, said: “How we treat our land, how we build upon it, how we act towards our air and water, will, in the long run, tell what kind of people we really are.”

For over fifty years, this conservation ethic has guided the mission of Lake Forest Open Lands Association (LFOLA) as it has led the protection and stewardship of ecologically and culturally significant landscape here at the meeting point of the western grasslands, the eastern forests, and the largest freshwater system on the planet.

LFOLA President John Sentell will recap this nationally recognized land trust’s evolution and growth to date and describe its current programs and preserves, including the remarkable restoration of McCormick Ravine. Please join us to learn more about these remarkable landscapes in our backyard and how you can enjoy and connect with nature.

A Deep Freeze Read program. 

Deep Freeze Read is a one-book two-community reading program from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff libraries centered on a nonfiction book relevant to the local area with the purpose of inspiring discussion around real-world issues. Please visit for more information.