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Celebrate Lake County waterways Sunday

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Canoeing, kayaking, fishing clinics and crafts for kids are all part of Waterfest, a celebration of the waterways of Lake County and water conservation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Route 137 east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. Paddle a replica 34-foot Voyageur canoe on the 115-acre lake; explore water wildlife through guided aquatic hikes and pond scooping; learn about lake ecology, watershed and glacial activity, aquatic species and water conservation efforts in Lake County. $5 per person; parking free. Registration is not required, but early arrival is advised. The first 100 families will receive a free giveaway. (847) 968-3321.

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