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We host two blogs, written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature and Lake County History.

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Fishing Volunteers Needed

We need assistance in our summer fishing camps which begin in June and run for eight weeks. Programs are held in the mornings at Independence Grove. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Hurley at 847-968-3324.

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Independence Grove Beach Passes Available

Season passes to the swimming beach at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase on or before May 1 and receive a 10 percent discount.


Birdwatching Hotspots

Have you ever wondered what type of bird lives in your backyard or what birds travel through your local forest preserve? Each spring, thousands of birds utilize Lake County Forest Preserve to feed, rest and nest.

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Dunn Museum Hosts Alex Ross Signing Event

Comic book artist Alex Ross will take part in a rare signing event at the Dunn Museum on Saturday, March 9, from 2–5 pm.


Spring 2019 Horizons Magazine Available Online

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

Jan 25, 2019 11:11 AM

Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross opens March 9

The work of legendary comic book artist, Alex Ross, is coming to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville.


Thank you to ComEd, our 2018 STEM Education Partner!

ComEd’s $20,000 grant allowed the Forest Preserves to hire an additional staff member in our education department – the ComEd Science Instructor – to expand our capacity to serve Lake County youth in 2018.​

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