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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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Kimberly Landmann
Nov 21, 2023 04:42 PM

Plan for GivingTuesday with the Preservation Foundation

The Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves proudly joins the global GivingTuesday initiative, standing with millions worldwide in a celebration of generosity on November 28.

Nov 20, 2023 12:42 PM

Celebrating Environmental Excellence

The Chicago Wilderness Alliance (CWA) has recognized the Lake County Forest Preserves with two prestigious awards.

Oct 31, 2023 10:56 AM

Read Fall 2023 Horizons

The fall issue of our Horizons magazine is now available.

Oct 12, 2023 11:10 AM

Lake County Forest Preserves Board Approves 2024 Budget

In order to continue moving toward its 100-Year Vision to preserve and sustain Lake County's natural landscape and extend community outreach and education, the Lake County Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2024 budget.

Sep 15, 2023 04:06 PM

State Grant Funds Upgrade to HVAC System at the Dunn Museum

The Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville received funding assistance to improve museum facilities through the Illinois Public Museum Capital Grants Program. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources administered the program.

Sep 13, 2023 10:47 AM

Green Practices Applauded with Esteemed Award

The Lake County Forest Preserves earned a prestigious award in the Best Green Practices category of an Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) contest.

Sep 07, 2023 03:08 PM

SeptOberFest Begins at Independence Grove

The Lake County Forest Preserves has planned a variety of entertainment as part of SeptOberFest at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville. Music by local artists, events and programs will take place Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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