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Party for the Preserves

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Date & Time:

Sat, Sep 26 • 9 am - 1 pm


Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th St
Lemont, IL 60439 (view web map)


Drop in Bird Banding (9am – 1pm)
Join Sagawau banders to observe this method of studying birds. Weather permitting.

Self-Guided Pollinator BioBlitz (9am – 1pm)
Visit Sagawau’s wildlife pollinator garden and Budburst garden to take pictures of butterflies, bees and other flower visitors. Submit your pollinator photos to iNaturalist’s Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz project to help scientists study pollinators and enter a drawing for raffle prizes.

Select Organized Litter Obliterators (SOLO)
Help clean up the preserves as a way to give back and celebrate Nation Public Lands Day. Pick up Litter Obliterator supplies at the follow locations at any of our nature centers (9am – 3pm); Bemis Woods-South, Kickapoo Woods and Forest Way Grove (2pm – 6pm).

About Party for the Preserves

Enjoy a number of self-guided activities and guided programs on September 26 from 9am to 9pm at various Forest Preserves locations to celebrate National Public Lands Day. See all Party for the Preserves events.

All participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. The number of participants may be capped for activities to allow for physical distancing.


  • 630-257-2045