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Oct 12, 2022 10:36 AM
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 2023 budget.
Oct 10, 2022 10:32 AM
In response to growing community interest in controlling invasive species, the Lake County Forest Preserves developed a library of free resources that support efforts to eradicate common or European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica).
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Sep 26, 2022 02:20 PM
Lake County's forest preserves are clean, safe and popular places to relax and enjoy nature, as rated by local residents in a countywide attitude and interest survey.
Sep 21, 2022 03:00 PM
An uptick in sightings of the federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee is creating a buzz in Lake County.
Sep 14, 2022 08:12 AM
Director of Education Nan Buckardt was recognized for her leadership in the area of natural resources. The Illinois Conservation Foundation Board of Directors inducted Buckardt into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame.
Aug 12, 2022 09:27 AM
“Our Voice is Black History: Past, Present, Future,” a special exhibition that ran last year virtually and in-person at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville, recently earned national recognition.
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