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  • Open house on Fort Sheridan plans Mar 29, 2015 4:38 PM
    A public open house regarding a master plan for the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 at the Midwest Young Artist Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood.

  • Ryerson Woods Conservation Area maple syrup hikes Mar 21, 2015 6:16 PM
    Visitors to Ryerson Woods Conservation Area near Riverwoods got a sweet education Saturday. The monthlong maple syrup hikes, offered through the Lake County Foreset Preserve District, are an annual event that attracts 2,000 to 3,000 visitors. The one-hour hikes run every half-hour from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through March 29.

  • Mundelein, Winthrop Harbor park projects on hold due to halted grants Mar 14, 2015 7:31 AM
    Projects at a Mundelein park and a forest preserve in Winthrop Harbor are among the Lake County plans left in limbo by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s suspension of park grants while he tries fix the state budget.

  • Children learn about woolly mammoths at Lake County Discovery Museum Mar 11, 2015 6:20 PM
    Young children looked wide-eyed as a large woolly mammoth tusk was passed around for each of their little hands to touch during the Woolly Mammoths & Mighty Mastodons program Wednesday at the Lake County Discovery Museum.

  • Enjoy maple syrup hikes at Ryerson Woods Mar 9, 2015 4:17 PM
    It’s maple syrup time in Lake County and a chance to learn how sap from the sugar maple tree is turned into maple syrup here in Lake County. Families and groups can once again watch this process and get a sweet taste of the work as the Lake County Forest Preserve District offers its annual maple syrup hikes starting this weekend.

  • Wauconda area bobcat sighting causes curiosity Mar 8, 2015 8:59 PM
    Lake County Forest Preserve officials said Sunday there has been a rare sighting of a bobcat in the Wauconda area. . “It’s got all the characteristics,” said Jim Anderson, director of natural resources. “We’re almost certain it’s a bobcat.”

  • Forest district considers buying land near Volo Mar 5, 2015 4:36 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District wants to buy 18 acres east of Route 12 in Wauconda Township near Volo for $100,000 to expand the Singing Hills Forest Preserve. The property is valued for its wetlands.

  • Make valentines at museum: Feb 4, 2015 6:18 PM
    Young kids can team with adults to make valentines and sweet treats Feb. 11 at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda.

  • Lake County Forest Preserves honored for restoration efforts at Middlefork Savanna Jan 19, 2015 8:49 AM
    The Chicago Wilderness alliance recently honored the Lake County Forest Preserve District for achieving the Excellence in Ecological Restoration accreditation involving work at Middlefork Savanna in Lake Forest.

  • Lake County’s ranger police get new 2-year contract Jan 16, 2015 4:37 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District’s ranger police officers will receive raises during the next two years under the terms of a labor contract approved this week, officials said.

  • Ryerson Woods to host open house Feb. 7 Jan 15, 2015 5:30 PM
    Lake County Forest Preserve District officials will hold a natural open house at the Ryerson Woods Conservation Area near Deerfield on Feb. 7.

  • ‘Lake County Life’ launched to highlight area Jan 15, 2015 7:00 PM
    "Lake County Life," a website and video highlighting the county's attributes was launched Thursday at an annual leaders summit. The initiative is meant to help tell Lake County's story and define what makes it special, officials said.

  • Work continues in Lake Barrington on fifth roundabout in Lake County Jan 11, 2015 7:00 AM
    Work associated with a roundabout at Roberts and River roads in Lake Barrington continues. The $6.5 million project will be the fifth roundabout in Lake County and the first with multiple lanes. Roundabouts are considered to be safer than traditional signal intersections although they are generally met with skepticism, Lake County officials say.

  • Grant for forest preserve improvement: Jan 8, 2015 6:23 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District recently received a $263,700 grant for a project at Spring Bluff Forest Preserve in Winthrop Harbor.

  • Learn about Adlai: Jan 6, 2015 5:02 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District will open the Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home near Mettawa to the public for free tours on Feb. 5.

  • 20-acre purchase eyed as addition to Ray Lake Forest Preserve Jan 5, 2015 5:13 PM
    A 20-acre purchase in Fremont Township would increase the size of the Ray Lake Forest Preserve. A forest district committee on Monday recommended approval of the $650,000 land buy at Fremont Center and Erhart roads.

  • Food, fun and music highlight summer festivals in Lake County Jan 1, 2015 12:01 AM
    Summertime is festival time in Lake County as communities celebrate the warm weather with food, music and fun. There’s plenty of variety from the smaller, local events to larger and more regional get-togethers including the Lake County Fair and Civil War Days.

  • Learn outdoors skills through Lake Co. program Dec 29, 2014 5:28 PM
    You can learn and develop outdoor tracking and observation abilities in a Jan. 25 program at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. Dubbed “Outdoor Skills,” the program is set for 9 a.m. at the preserve, which is on Route 176 at Fairfield Road. The activity is open to adults and families with kids 10 or older.

  • Celebrate New Year early at Lake County Discovery Museum Dec 28, 2014 4:23 PM
    Parents looking for things to do with their children during holiday break can attend a special New Year’s celebration event at the Lake County Discovery Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Children who attend the event, called “Ring in the New Year,” will make a variety of crafts and party favors. At noon, everyone will practice ringing in the New Year with a ball drop.

  • Play at Greenbelt Center in North Chicago Dec 26, 2014 1:03 PM
    Kids of all ages can participate in free outdoor activities Jan. 19 in a Playdate With Nature at the Greenbelt Cultural Center near North Chicago.

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