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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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Aug 15, 2023 09:35 AM

Celebrating 60 Years of Saving Illinois’ Nature

The Lake County Forest Preserves is taking part in a state-wide celebration marking the 60th anniversary of an agency dedicated to preserving Illinois’ highest-quality natural areas.

Aug 08, 2023 12:27 PM

Hike Lake County Challenge Begins

The Lake County Forest Preserves has a challenge — or seven of them — for you. Grab your walking shoes and head to the trails to participate in the annual Hike Lake County program while enjoying the change of seasons, fall breezes and autumn colors.

Steve Barten
Aug 07, 2023 11:59 AM

Rusty Patched Bumble Bees Spotted

A federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee was discovered at a Lake County forest preserve. This was the first recorded sighting of the rare species at this preserve and joins a handful of other recent bumble bee detections.

Jul 27, 2023 01:59 PM

Lake County Forest Preserves Publication Earns National Awards

The communications and design division of the Lake County Forest Preserves earned two national awards through APEX, the Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition.

Jul 17, 2023 03:05 PM

Executive Director Recognized for Leadership in Sustainability

Crain’s Chicago Business today named Alex Ty Kovach, executive director of the Lake County Forest Preserves, a Notable Leader in Sustainability for 2023.

Jul 03, 2023 03:15 PM

Virtual Meeting July 10 for Openlands Acquisition

A virtual meeting is planned to provide an update and answer the public’s questions about the potential acquisition of the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve. The session takes place 5:30–6:30 pm Monday, July 10.

Mike Tully
Jul 03, 2023 11:19 AM

Lake County Forest Preserves Earns National Award

A leader at the Lake County Forest Preserves earned a national award for his dedication to conservation and recreation. Chief Operations Officer Mike Tully recently received the Lifetime Professional Award.​

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