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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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Celebrate the Season with up to 70% Off at Dunn Museum's Gift Shop

The Gift Shop at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville is hosting a festive discount sale until December 31. Enjoy a 25% reduction on all items, with certain products marked down as much as 70%.


Interactive Maps Intermittently Down

Interactive maps will periodically not be accessible between Tuesday, December 5 and Friday, December 8 due to scheduled maintenance of our mapping system.

Nov 30, 2023 11:37 AM

Join History Enthusiasts for a Journey Through Lake County's Past

The 9th annual Lake County History Symposium takes place virtually on Zoom from 6:30–8:30 pm on January 4 and 18. "Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Lake County," is this year's theme.

Nov 28, 2023 01:02 PM

Discover Seasonal Outdoor Activities

The Lake County Forest Preserves offer a winter wonderland of activities, featuring everything from the graceful glide of ice skating to the exhilarating rush of sledding and the serene journey of cross-country skiing.

Nov 27, 2023 11:40 AM

8 Forest Preserves to Recycle your Christmas Tree

Keep the mistletoe, let the tree go. 8 Forest Preserves to Recycle your Christmas Tree.

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.

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