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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below.

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Jun 05, 2023 01:20 PM

Openlands and Lake County Forest Preserves Partner in Land Transfer

The Planning Committee of the Lake County Forest Preserves approved a resolution recommending the acceptance of the 71.55–acre Openlands Lakeshore Preserve during a June 5 joint meeting of its operations, planning and finance committees.

Jun 01, 2023 09:04 AM

Triple Impact to Restore Heron Creek Forest Preserve

Triple Impact to Restore Heron Creek Forest Preserve Funds from a recent grant will be used to restore 100 acres at Heron Creek Forest Preserve in Lake Zurich.

May 18, 2023 09:19 AM

Summer Concert Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Imagine warm breezes, spectacular sunsets over the lake and award-winning music performers on stage at the outdoor venue for the annual Concerts in the Plaza music series in Libertyville.

Apr 30, 2023 07:28 AM

Beer Garden to Open Weekends Beginning May 5

The Beer Garden at Independence Grove, featuring scenic views and craft brews, is scheduled to open Friday, May 5.

Apr 28, 2023 12:48 PM

Lake Forest Academy Students Remove Buckthorn

When their Service Learning Day kicked off Thursday morning, the majority of the 65 participating Lake Forest Academy students participating did not know what buckthorn was or looked like.


Part of Independence Grove Gains National Recognition

St. Francis Woods, located within Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville, Illinois, has gained prestigious national recognition.

Apr 20, 2023 10:11 AM

Lake County Forest Preserves Fishing Guide

Catch them if you can with the definitive guide to fishing in your Lake County Forest Preserves.

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