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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below, or by searching our archive.

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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.

Call or email Public Affairs Manager, Susan Hawkins, at 847-968-3207 or 847-276-6540.

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Public Access Project Set to Begin at Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve

Lake County residents are one step closer to being able to experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve.

 
Photo of Trail at Lakewood Forest Preserve

Board Approves Addition to Lakewood Forest Preserve

At their February 13 meeting, the Lake County Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of roughly 8.2 acres in Fremont Township, known as the Grawe property...

 
Des Plaines River Trail

New Interactive Trail Map

Use our NEW interactive trail map to help navigate your next adventure in a forest preserve near you.​

 
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Deer Tick

Ticks and Lyme Disease

While enjoying activities outside, don’t forget to take action to prevent bites from ticks that share our outdoor spaces.

 
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Millennium Trail

Check Status of Trails and Preserves

Before heading out, check the current status of trail underpasses. Also find construction alerts, preserve improvement projects and controlled burn sites.

 
 
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