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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.
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.
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.
Join local historians and history enthusiasts as they discuss History from Objects on April 29.
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.
Lake County residents are one step closer to being able to experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve.
Season passes are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase by May 1 and save 10 percent.
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