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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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Native Plant Sale

Prepare your wish list of native plants for your yard and visit the annual Native Plant Sale, May 12 and 13. Native plants are beautiful, hardy, less expensive, easy to maintain, beneficial to the environment and thrive in Illinois gardens.

 
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Rainbow Trout Season Opens April 7

Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda opens for rainbow trout fishing Saturday, April 7, following the release of trout in Banana Lake. Most of the trout range in size from three-quarters to one pound.​

 
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New Dunn Museum Opens Its Doors

After spending more than a year relocating its vast historic collections and building brand-new exhibitions from scratch, the Forest Preserves announces the opening of the new Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, in Libertyville.

 
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Lake County History Symposium

Join local historians and history enthusiasts as they discuss History from Objects on April 29.

 
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Give Back to Nature with the Lake County Forest Preserves

Are you seeking to expand your knowledge, meet new people and make a difference? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities that can help you reach those goals.

 
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Public Access Project Set to Begin at Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve

Lake County residents are one step closer to being able to experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve.

 
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Feb 22, 2018 08:00 AM

Independence Grove Beach Season Passes Now Available

Season passes are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase by May 1 and save 10 percent.

 
 
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