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Lake Bluff Open Lands Association
Mission: 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 Bluf...

Lake County Forest Preserves
Mission: The Lake County Forest Preserve District was created in 1958 and provides a 25,300 acre countywide system of natural, cultural and recreational resources. Governed under Illinois law as a special purpose unit of government, the mission of the Forest Pres...
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Lake County Parks and Recreation / Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Mission: The Mission of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Board is to create and responsibly manage a county-wide system of parks and open space resources and to provide recreational, cultural, and educational programs based on these resources for the use and e...
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Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District
Mission: To provide for the conservation of the soil, soil resources, water and water resources of Illinois, for the control and prevention of soil erosion, for the prevention of air and water pollution, and for the prevention of erosion, floodwater and sediment d...

Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Mission: SMC's mission is to coordinate the stormwater activities of over 90 jurisdictions throughout the county. SMC provides technical assistance, local knowledge and problem-solving skills to coordinate flood damage reduction, flood hazard mitigation, water qua...

Lake County Volunteer Stewardship Network
Mission: Preservation, restoration, education, and recreation in Lake County.
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Lake Forest Open Lands Association
Mission: We are an independently funded conservation and educational organization devoted to the acquisition and stewardship of our natural landscapes, and to ensuring all generations have a meaningful, lasting connection to nature and our land.
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Lake in the Hills Fen
Mission: At the Lake in the Hills Fen Nature Preserve you can see nearly 500 acres of unspoiled native Illinois landscape. Over a mile of maintained trails wend through three diverse habitats: dry hill prairies, sedge meadows, and rare and beautiful fens.

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Mission: Lake Katherine's mission is to inspire passion for environmental stewardship and gardens in a unique urban land site and to promote environmentally sustainable choices through education, outdoor experiences, and scientific research.
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Lake View Nature Center
Mission: The Lake View Nature Center was established to serve the local community, general public, and educational institutions in seeking a better understanding of nature and its environment.

Land Conservancy of Lake County
Mission: The Land Conservancy of Lake County (LCLC) strives for the preservation, conservation, and management of open lands, natural areas, and ecosystems through full or partial interest in real property; and for increased student and citizen awareness and appre...

League for Environmental Awareness and Protection
Mission: LEAP's mission is to activate student involvement in local, state, national, and international environmental issues. Members participate in a wide variety of environmental action including environmental education, nature restoration, land clean-up, recycl...

League of Illinois Bicyclists
Mission: The League of Illinois Bicyclists (LIB) is the statewide advocate for all Illinois bicyclists, promoting bicycle access, education, and safety.

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area
Mission: To increase awareness and appreciation for our connections to the earth and to each other through educational and social experiences in a healthy ecosystem.

Lincoln Park Conservancy
Mission: To identify, preserve, and enhance the natural, historical and cultural assets of Lincoln Park, Chicago, through restoration, management, advocacy, and stewardship to benefit the park, the public, and the environment while providing opportunities for educ...
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Lincoln Park Zoo
Mission: The mission of Lincoln Park Zoo is: to teach people about the interdependence of all living things and the importance of preserving the world's wildlife and natural environments; to support conservation initiatives around the globe that expand our knowled...
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Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Mission: To provide environmental education and appreciation.

Lorado Taft Field Campus
Mission: Taft's Environmental Education Program teaches an appreciation, understanding, and awareness of the natural community by studying and interacting with the natural world. Underlying a visit to Taft is the belief that learning is not only restricted to the...

Lurie Garden
Mission: The Lurie Garden, in Chicago’s Millennium Park, provides excellence in public engagement, education, responsible gardening practices, and stewardship of its iconic landscape design.

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