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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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Jun 08, 2022 12:35 PM

Construction Begins on Net-Zero Energy Building

Construction started this week on the first phase of a new environmental education facility that aims to achieve net-zero energy.

New LCFPD logo. Leaf shape with 4 colors, dark green, brown, light green, and blue.

Lake County Forest Preserves Earns International Financial Reporting Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Lake County Forest Preserves.

May 25, 2022 02:09 PM

Bison Safely Captured from Lakewood Forest Preserve

A 1,300-pound bison that escaped from a Wauconda farm late last year was safely and humanely removed early Wednesday morning from Lakewood Forest Preserve in early April.

May 16, 2022 11:56 AM

Protocols Put in Place to Protect Turtles

Ecologists from the Lake County Forest Preserves are working with expert veterinarians to monitor Blanding's turtles in this area and develop protocols in attempt to keep them safe from a fungus recently detected within the population in Lake County.


Exciting Things Are Happening at Ryerson Woods

Construction has begun on a new net-zero energy building at Ryerson Woods.

Apr 28, 2022 02:28 PM

New Traveling Exhibition to Hit the Road

The Bess Bower Dun Museum in Libertyville, IL is adding a new traveling exhibition to its lineup. “Bill Sienkiewicz: Pop Culture Revolution” is the most recent exhibition developed by Dunn Museum staff to hit the road this fall.

Apr 13, 2022 03:44 PM

How to Protect Yourself Against Vehicle Break-ins

Warmer weather coupled with a challenging economy are leading to an increase in vehicle break-ins. Parking lots, including those in the forest preserves, are prime locations for these crimes.

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