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

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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.

Kim Mikus Croke, Media & Community Relations Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, 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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Portrait of Joel Sartore, 2021, by Ellen Sartore
Apr 03, 2024 11:35 AM

National Geographic's Joel Sartore Headlines Gala for Lake County Forest Preserves

World-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is the featured speaker at a May 17 gala benefiting the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Mar 25, 2024 08:44 AM

CLC and Lake County Forest Preserves Cultivate Partnership at Greenbelt Farm

College of Lake County (CLC) and the Lake County Forest Preserves have joined in a partnership to revitalize the Green Youth Farm, renamed Greenbelt Farm.

@ Jim & Joan Sayre
Mar 21, 2024 10:01 AM

Cicada Symphony: A 17-Year Crescendo coming to Libertyville's Dunn Museum

The Dunn Museum in Libertyville is combining a spectacle of nature with a special exhibition. Dedicated to the emergence of the spectacular 17-year periodical cicadas, “Celebrating Cicadas” runs from April 27–August 4.

Mar 04, 2024 10:10 AM

Spring 2024 Horizons Magazine

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

Mar 01, 2024 08:01 AM

Lake County Forest Preserves Enhances Engagement with Chatbot

The Lake County Forest Preserves has adopted cutting-edge technology designed to enhance communication and accessibility for visitors to their website.

Liz Rose Fisher
Feb 12, 2024 03:27 PM

Decades of Sweet Tradition: Maple Syrup Programs Offered

For more than four decades, educators and volunteers at the Lake County Forest Preserves have led wildly popular Maple Syrup Hikes at Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods.

© Melissa Marie Photography
Feb 02, 2024 01:36 PM

Relish Events at Independence Grove Serves as New On-site Caterer

John Eggert's culinary journey ignited during his childhood. He has vivid memories of the moment his passion for cooking began to sizzle.

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