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Sand Ridge Nature Center

Make a splash with new adventures

My family’s summer days are flying by and have been filled with backyard playtime, trips to the local parks and a few mini adventures.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Sign up for spring activities

A few weeks ago, my father-in-law attended a class on Hegewisch genealogy at the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library. He is already a big genealogy buff but said he picked up a few tips from the presenter and that a good-sized crowd came out to the event.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 in the Forest Preserves of Cook County

This week, the Forest Preserves of Cook County will hold special events and volunteer workdays to celebrate Earth Day 2014, which is today.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Few more weeks to keep kids busy

When school is out for the summer, there are always more activities for kids. Of course, that also means a lot more kids running around and longer lines.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am

Forest Preserve to work on trails in south suburbs this year

LANSING | Nature lovers and hikers in the south suburbs will get more walking trails this year as the Forest Preserve District plans to connect three separate portions of the Thorn Creek Trail System, adding 4.75 miles to trails in Thornton, Lansing, Glenwood, Chicago Heights and Park Forest…

February 11, 2013 6:45 pm

Sand Ridge Nature Center to host nature photography gatherings

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Sand Ridge Nature Center, 15891 Paxton Ave., will host a new series of photo meet-ups designed for photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to experts, on July 27 and Oct. 26.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am
 Scout's covered wagon replica on display Sunday at Settlers  Day

Scout's covered wagon replica on display Sunday at Settlers Day

Zack Yovich stands with the covered wagon replica he built for his Eagle Scout project. It will be formally accepted Sunday at the Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland and will be on permanent display there.

November 17, 2012 12:00 am
Scout's covered wagon replica on display Sunday at Settlers  Day

Scout's covered wagon replica on display Sunday at Settlers Day

SOUTH HOLLAND | For Zachary Yovich, the project that has consumed a significant part of his life for the past two years has come to an end.

November 16, 2012 6:00 pm

Cook County Forest Preserves launch 'Gateway to the Preserves'

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Forest Preserve District of Cook County has announced it is introducing its new countywide "Gateway to the Preserves" event series this spring and summer.

April 28, 2011 2:15 pm
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