Lake Bluff Open Lands Association

All events are cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19.

Stay tuned for updated plans for the possible Fall Equinox celebration.

Scheduled Workdays:



All workdays are held from 9am-12pm unless otherwise noted TO SIGN UP, PLEASE SEE THE APPROPRIATE DATE TAB BELOWAll workdays are held from 9am-12pm unless otherwise noted

Dress For The Weather



Sun June 7, 2020

Skokie River Prairie Preserve

Directions: Meet at LBOLA preserve gravel parking lot off of Rte. 176, west of JAWA water plant and east of Mariani Landscaping office

Upcoming Events

Spring Canoe Trip 2020

18 miles of river viewing

Date: Saturday - May 2020

Time: 8:00-4:00.

Location: Visit for date info

Send an email to to be added to the list of paddlers and how to be a part of our group.

A Reminder that the Illinois Land and Water Reserve Status does not allow bicycles and motorized vehicles, due to the disruptive nature of the trail damage from these activities. LBOLA managed properties are for walkers, and dogs on leashes.

Bikers Access areas:

Often these dates are done in conjunction with local school groups, anyone is welcome, dress for being outside.

If you want your group to do a special event just email us – and we will develop a plan to fit your group’s skills and needs.

Red Hat Work Days

This is a separate volunteering program designed for adults willing to dedicate hours into earning their volunteer Red Hat. The Red Hat represents many hours spent outdoors bettering the ecology of Lake Bluff and our community as a whole.

Email for current plans

Contact Number 224-436-1512