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Will County Forest Preserve District offers bird hike, beekeeping program for beginners

Will County Forest Preserve District offers bird hike, beekeeping program for beginners

BEECHER | Learn more about the birds and the bees during two Forest Preserve District of Will County programs.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Learn bird feeding basics

Learn bird feeding basics

HAMMOND | Winter is just around the corner, signaling that it's time to ready your bird feeders.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Hegewisch school to complete work on new green space

CHICAGO | Officials with a Hegewisch school are expected to complete work Saturday on a schoolyard that was converted from asphalt to a green space for use by the community.

October 16, 2014 1:22 pm
Forest Ridge Academy 5K Run/Walk features Hawaiian theme

Forest Ridge Academy 5K Run/Walk features Hawaiian theme

SCHERERVILLE | Forest Ridge Academy will host its annual Hawaiian-themed 5K Trail Run and Walk, and three-quarter-mile Kids Fun Run on Saturday at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St, Griffith. The Kids Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the non-competitive walk and Hawaii 5K Run, a…

September 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Scouts celebrate 35 years of fall crafts, food and music

Scouts celebrate 35 years of fall crafts, food and music

GRIFFITH | Enjoy the start of the fall season by spending a day at the 35th annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival hosted by Griffith Boy Scout Troop 264 with the help of the leaders, parents, Eagle Scouts and past troop members.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am
East Side high school gets Tower Garden

East Side high school gets Tower Garden

St. Francis de Sales students Josafat Quintas, Pablo Ramirez, Eduardo Alvarez, Julie Kocher-Zinkus, representative of Tower Garden; Janet Cobb, executive director of St. Francis de Sales, and student Sean Dudley pose for a photo with the Tower Garden.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
East Side high school gets Tower Garden

East Side high school gets Tower Garden

CHICAGO | One of the many new initiatives at St. Francis De Sales High School on the East Side is the introduction of alternative, eco conscious gardening.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

Six voyageur canoes, like one shown here at an event last year in Michigan City, will be at Wolf Lake Sept. 20 as part of Fall into Wolf Lake Week. The weeklong outdoor expo, which takes place at William S. Powers Recreation Area in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, will feature free activit…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

CHICAGO | Canoeing adventures, a fishing derby, a farmers market and more will take place at Wolf Lake next week as part of a special event hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
More to Blue commercial shoot

More to Blue commercial shoot

Indiana State University has been named one of the Tree Campuses USA—Indiana's first university to receive the honor.

September 08, 2014 2:38 pm
Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annual program which teaches youth about fish, fishing, aquatic habitats, and the conservation of Indiana’s natural resources.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Campfire Complete

Campfire Complete

A Valparaiso-based small business produces Campfire Complete, which is portable campfire that is an easy to use, no mess campfire option. No more searching for paper, kindling and dry wood to start an outdoor campfire. Campfire Complete has everything built inside. All you need to do is stri…

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Monee Reservoir hosts Kids' Fishing Derby on Aug. 2

Kids ages 5 to 15 are invited to reel in some excitement during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Kids’ Fishing Derby” on Aug. 2, at Monee Reservoir.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
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June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Make a basket at Buckley Homestead workshop

LOWELL | Basket Workshops at Buckley Homestead County Park are offered by experienced teacher Julie Duttlinger, who returns to the farm each summer. Participants are guaranteed a finished basket by the end of one class.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
Sunset Hill restoration improves park for everyone

Sunset Hill restoration improves park for everyone

VALPARAISO | Sunset Hill Farm County Park staff and community partners gathered around a couple yards of broken ground and bronze shovels Thursday morning for the Pond and Prairie Restoration Project groundbreaking ceremony.

June 03, 2014 2:51 pm Photos

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Bird Migration Hike guided by naturalist at at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

HAMMOND | A Bird Migration Hike will be guided by a Lake County Parks and Recreation Department naturalist at 8 a.m. Friday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. The hike is free for ages 10 and older, but registration is requested by calling (219) 844-3188. Individual sign-ups …

May 08, 2014 12:00 am

Spring Bird Count set for Saturday in Lake County

HAMMOND | The annual Big May Day Bird Count is one of the most popular birding events nationwide. It is a true marathon of birding that challenges the beginner as well as the most experienced.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Volunteer outdoors in Hammond with Save the Dunes

HAMMOND | In celebration of Earth Day, Save the Dunes’ Stewardship Program will hold a volunteer event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Cline Avenue Dune & Swale Nature Preserve in Hammond.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
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