New museum exhibit to highlight Lake County forest preserves

A new exhibit entitled “Managing Healthy Landscapes" opens Saturday, Feb. 10 and runs through April 7, at the Dunn Museum, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville.

The exhibition vividly showcases the many extensive projects and initiatives that have significantly enhanced Lake County Forest Preserves since its creation in 1958, Director of Education Alyssa Firkus said.

Projects and initiatives in the special exhibition include: The transformation of an impaired, human-made lake to a healthy, meandering stream at Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve in Antioch; efforts to eliminate the invasive buckthorn; prescribed burns that are an efficient and cost-effective land management tool to restore and maintain natural lands; the native seed nursery at Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve in Grayslake; and the restoration of nearly 300 acres of former agricultural land to high quality wetland, prairie, and savanna habitat at Pine Dunes Forest Preserve in Antioch.

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