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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below, or by searching our archive.

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Our Public Affairs division is happy to assist journalists and photo editors with stories, fact checks, photo requests, preserve tours and interviews with our experts. Members of the media may also subscribe to receive our news releases and photo opportunities via email.

Call or email Public Affairs Manager, Susan Hawkins, at 847-968-3207 or 847-276-6540.

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We host three blogs, all written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature, Lake County History, and our Curt Teich Postcard Archives.

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Feb 15, 2017 11:59 PM

Register Now for Summer Camp

Our camps are designed for summer fun and learning. Browse available camps. Enroll online.

Controlled Burn
Feb 13, 2017 04:00 PM

Controlled Burn Season Has Begun

You may see our crews of trained professionals conducting controlled burns in preserves across the county. Use our interactive map to view locations of burns.


Let Their Words Inspire You

We asked our dedicated volunteers what inspires them to help in our conservation and education efforts. Their words encourage us in our work and we hope they inspire you, too.

Dec 07, 2016 10:00 AM

Board President Maine, Vice President Pedersen Retain Posts

Both will serve two-year terms that end December 2018.

Nov 15, 2016 09:00 AM

Hike and Read Along the Trail at Ryerson

Head to Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods to take part in self-guided storybook reading while you hike.

Oct 30, 2016 11:59 PM

Get a 360-degree Look at Preserves and Trails

You can now use Google Street View to get a 360-degree look at some of our popular trails and preserves.​


Pokémon Go in the Preserves

Why not catch some Pokémon while you’re out enjoying the preserves? We've put together an interactive map to help get you started.

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