Land Conservancy of McHenry County
First year of a three-year grant ($10,000 in 2016; $40,000 in 2017 and 2018). The Land Conservancy works with individuals and communities to preserve and restore natural scenic and agricultural land resources for the benefit of current and future generations. Grant supports the purchase of a 30 acre parcel of land between McHenry and Woodstock. The property contains, along with key elements of McHenry County’s natural heritage, a 350-year old Wolf Oak visible from the road. Preservation of the property will create an “Ambassador Site” for TLC. It will be used to raise awareness and community engagement in TLC’s work, the issue of oak woodland conservation, and the ecological relationship between oak woods and wetlands in the McHenry County landscape.