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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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Jun 14, 2024 12:20 PM

Illinois Foundation Closes Shop After More than a Decade of Investing in Lake County's Natural Lands

The Lake County Forest Preserves has received more than $2 million in grants over the past 13 years from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.

May 31, 2024 11:01 AM

Summer 2024 Horizons Magazine

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

May 30, 2024 02:32 PM

Buzz-Worthy Brew Debuts

Periodical cicadas are adding a touch of magic to this summer. Inspired by these intriguing insects, the Lake County Forest Preserves teamed up with Harbor Brewing Company in Lake Villa to celebrate the cicadas’ 2024 arrival with a new craft beer.

May 10, 2024 01:12 PM

Lakewood Forest Preserve Upgrades Forge Ahead

Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda, the county’s largest forest preserve spanning 2,835 acres, is undergoing a transformation as the initial phase of a comprehensive master plan is underway.

May 09, 2024 11:03 AM

Summer Concert Series Announced

Imagine calming breezes, breathtaking sunsets over the lake and award-winning music performers on stage at the outdoor venue for the annual Concerts in the Plaza music series.

Apr 24, 2024 01:18 PM

Beer Garden to Open Weekends Beginning May 4

The Beer Garden at Independence Grove, featuring scenic views and craft brews, is scheduled to open for the season Saturday, May 4.

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.

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