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

Media Inquiries

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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We host two blogs, written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature and Lake County History.

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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.


Winter 2022 Horizons Magazine

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

Dec 14, 2022 02:28 PM

Wildlife Tracking System Installed

A new, groundbreaking effort to study animal migrations and connect researchers, scientists and students to real-time migratory data across the globe is underway. Lake County is one of the newest links in the chain.

Nov 17, 2022 10:09 AM

Office Landscaping Sees Makeover

The Lake County Forest Preserves recently gave its General Offices and the Dunn Museum in Libertyville a landscaping makeover, thanks to a long-time supporter.

Nov 08, 2022 10:35 AM

Ranger Officer Earns Military Honor

Paul J. Hettich, a Lake County Forest Preserves ranger police officer, was inducted into the 2022 class of the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps National Hall of Fame.

Oct 10, 2022 10:32 AM

Educational Materials Teach Residents How to Remove Buckthorn

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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