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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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Apr 11, 2023 10:10 AM

Spring 2023 Horizons Magazine

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.

Apr 04, 2023 11:03 AM

2,200 Pounds of Food and Toiletries Collected During Celebration

The Bess Bower Dunn Museum celebrated its five-year anniversary last week by offering free admission to visitors with the donation of a non-perishable food item or toiletry. Collected items benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry.

Mar 15, 2023 03:44 PM

$11 Million Secured for Upper Des Plaines River Ecosystem Restoration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Chicago District received funding to restore native habitats and improve ecosystem services in the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed. The Lake County Forest Preserves is a partner in this project.

Mar 15, 2023 01:07 PM

Missing Hawk Found Safe

After missing for five days, a red-tailed hawk, used for education programming, was found near its home at Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods on Tuesday, March 14. He escaped from his home when it was vandalized.

Mar 13, 2023 02:15 PM

Educators Ask Public for Help to Find Hawk

Environmental educators from the Lake County Forest Preserves are asking the public for assistance in locating a red-tailed hawk that has been missing after its home was vandalized at Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods.

Feb 10, 2023 09:07 AM

Additional Programs Offered in Spanish

The Forest Preserves recently hired a bilingual environmental educator as one strategy toward our objective to reach a broader audience.

Jan 23, 2023 10:49 AM

New Director of Public Safety Hired

The Lake County Forest Preserves hired Ron Davis, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, as director of public safety to replace retiring John Tannahill.

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