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Lake County Forest Preserves
Jun 24, 2019 09:11 AM

2019 Civil War Days is Canceled Due to Safety Concerns

Due to safety concerns, we are canceling the Civil War Days event scheduled for July 13 and 14, 2019.​

 
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Green Youth Farm

Fresh Produce Available

Through early October, purchase organically grown produce from the Green Youth Farm, located in North Chicago.

 
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Nearly 100 Blanding’s turtles released into Lake County wetlands

In 2010, the Forest Preserves instituted an official recovery program for this species. It includes a head-starting program where eggs are collected from the field and incubated. Hatchlings are then held in captivity beyond the point of extreme pre

 
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Summer 2019 Horizons Magazine Available Online

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.

 
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Dedicated Nature Preserves

We are looking to permanently protect some of our high-quality natural areas that have rare plants, animals by registering them into the Illinois Nature Preserves System.

 
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Forest Preserves Filling Part-time, Temporary Positions

Looking to spend the summer outdoors in a beautiful, natural setting? We are in the process of hiring an array of temporary and part-time positions, from lifeguards to golf course attendants.

 
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2019 History Symposium

The Dunn Museum seeks proposals for presentations and posters related to this year's theme: Prohibition in Lake County.

 
 
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