Please check our Facebook page to sign up for one of our Volunteer days.
Volunteer workdays are Saturdays or Sundays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Events at the Skokie Reserve & Lake Bluff Forest Preserve (LCFPD) begin at our parking lot on Hwy. 176, west of the water plant and east of Mariani. For details, call the LBOLA warmline 847-234-2860
Sunday February 22 Red Hats at Goetz Wetlands – Adult prep for LFHS Workday
Sunday March 8 LFHS Workday at Goetz Wetlands
Saturday March 21 Lake County Forest Preserve (Meet at Skokie Reserve Lot)
Sunday March 22 Red Hats at Prairie Preserve – Adult prep for LFHS Workday
Sunday April 12 LFHS Workday at Prairie Preserve
Saturday April 18 Lake County Forest Preserve (Meet at Skokie Reserve Lot)
Sunday April 19 Red Hats at Rockland Wetlands – Adult Prep for Earth Day
Thursday April 23 Lake Forest Academy Habitat Restoration Skokie Reserve off 176
Sunday April 26 Earth Day Celebration/Planting at Rockland Wetlands
Sunday May 3 Red Hats @ Skokie Preserve- Adult prep last LFHS Workday
Sunday May 17t LFHS Workday at Skokie Reserve
Sunday May 31 Red Hat workday at Skokie Reserve
Sunday June 14 Red Hats at Skokie Reserve
Sunday June 21 Summer Solstice Celebration at the Lake Bluff Beach
Sunday July 5 Red Hats at Skokie Reserve
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
2015 – Sunday April 26
This year’s LBOLA Earth Day celebration will be at Rockland Wetlands on the NW corner of Green Bay and Highway 176/Rockland Road. Earth Day will include the planting of hundreds of new woodland and wetland transplants to further beautify and diversify this wonderful entrance to the Village. Please park at Blair Park (near the pool), bring your family, and plan to get dirty!
Everyone is welcome. Join our E-Mail list and stay updated.
We host many workdays where you are encouraged to come out and contribute with your family or group. meet new friends, discover the wonders of nature, here in Lake Bluff.
Who We Are.
The Lake Bluff Open Lands Association is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of open spaces and natural areas in and around Lake Bluff, Illinois.With no paid staff and only seasonal, student workers, we are an “almost” all volunteer organization. We work on Village, Park District, our own properties and on Conservation easements in and around the Village. In 2015, we’re celebrating our 34th anniversary and we’re excited that we are able to manage over 200 acres of Lake Bluff, in 13 separate natural areas around town as natural areas, including: The Skokie River Land and Water Preserve, The Lake Bluff Site (Lake County Forest Preserve District), The Carolyn Goetz Wetlands Preserve, The Prairie Preserve on Belle Foret Drive, Lake Genevieve, Dwyer Woods, Ravine Park (from Gurney to Moffett), Beach Prairies, Crab Tree Farm Conservation Easements, Moffett Woods, Rockland Wetlands, Bike Path (along Hwy. 176) and Train Station Bike Path Entrance, as well as three additional Conservation Easements on private property throughout Lake Bluff.
Please lend a hand if you can.
Management of our preserves is largely accomplished during our volunteer fun days, usually held on Saturdays and Sundays. For a schedule of upcoming volunteer events, click on the Calendar. We’d love to have you join us. We can’t do it all by ourselves — Larry McCotter, President
Volunteer workdays usually are Saturdays or Sundays from 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon. No experience required. There are activities for all ages and skill levels, and great bonfires when appropriate. Work gloves, tools are provided. Don’t be bashful, come and help out. Skokie Reserve & Lake Bluff Forest Preserve (LCFPD) dates begin at our parking lot on Hwy. 176, west of the water plant and east of Mariani. For details, call the LBOLA warmline 847-234-2860 or visit the preserve pages for locations.
Summer Solstice at the Lake Shore to Benefit LBOLA- Saturday, June 18th! Our fourth annual Summer Solstice Celebration will soon be upon us. Join us for a celebration of the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. … read more
See our Facebook and front page to check out what’s coming up. Then give us a call, email, or stop by and join us on a work day. LBOLA’s accomplishments in protecting and restoring the natural areas around Lake Bluff … read more
Lake Bluff Open Lands Association was formed in 1981 by Carolyn Goetz for the purpose of saving a small wetland and white pine plantation from being developed into a housing subdivision. Carolyn’s success led to the eventual purchase of the … read more
The purpose of this association is the protection, preservation, restoration and management of open spaces and natural areas, including wetlands, forests, ravines, beaches, beach bluffs, prairies, rivers and savannas in and around the Village of Lake Bluff, Illinois. These purposes … read more