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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below.

Media Inquiries

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.

Kim Mikus Croke, Communications Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, email

Susan Hawkins, Public Affairs Manager, office 847-968-3207, cell 847-276-6540, email

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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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Virtual Education Programs Available

An array of virtual nature and history programs, summer camps, school field trips, and digital resources are available.


Golf Courses Prepare to Open for the Season

Three golf courses operated by the Forest Preserves will open gradually over the next three weeks in compliance with the state's stay-at-home order extension.

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Buy Museum T-shirt and Gift Cards

Help support the Dunn Museum! Purchase a Dryptosaurus t-shirt while supplies last, and buy gift cards for family and friends.

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Covid-19 Documentation Project

Each of us is living through a significant moment in history. The Dunn Museum is documenting the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020 03:14 PM

Keep Doing Your Part to Keep Preserves Open

With four weeks of the state's stay-at-home order under our belts, Lake County Forest Preserves Ranger Police continue to closely monitor preserves and trails to ensure safety rules, social distancing and other public health guidelines are being foll

Apr 14, 2020 11:19 AM

Leave No Trace When Using Preserves and Trails

We are urging trail users to follow minimum impact practices when visiting forest preserves. “It's essential that whatever you bring into the preserve, you take back out with you,” said Executive Director Ty Kovach. “Pack it in, pack it out, and leav

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Apr 07, 2020 03:09 PM

Walk or Ride Single File to Maintain 6 Feet of Separation When Approaching on Trails

We are urging people to follow social distancing rules when approaching others on trails from behind or from the opposite direction to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “It is essential that family groups of two or more break into a single file line an

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