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CLIP Program Details: Skills gained

CLIP Program Details: Skills gained Land management: Invasive removal, site preparation and restoration techniques will be reviewed for ongoing TLC restoration projects. Transline resistant communities, use of parasitic plants,...

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Betty White Oak

 McHenry County’s oldest resident was struck down by the derecho wind on Aug. 10, 2020 (Clockwise from left) An oak seedling thrives in shadow of Betty White Oak, a group of volunteers gives the tree some love, preschoolers...

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A legacy of nature preserved in Harvard

In the 1970s, Alice McCluggage and her family moved from the city to a homestead in Harvard, IL.   The property, covering almost 19 acres, was perfect for keeping a large organic garden, as well as goats, chickens and...

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TLC Preserves 83.5 Acres in Harvard

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County (TLC) has preserved an 83.5-acre parcel, Crowley Oaks Preserve, in Harvard. The property includes remnant oak woods, a headwater stream for one of Chicagoland’s highest quality waterways...

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Try a compass course at Wolf Oak Woods!

Grab your compass (or phone) and head out to Wolf Oak Woods!  Bring the family or yourself out to Wolf Oak Woods to test your compass-wielding skills! Ten stuffed animals/toys are are hidden along the trail at Wolf Oak....

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What can I do to make it better?

One family’s story of preserving 40 acres of oaks in McHenry County.  Mike and Melody DiGrazia with Roscoe, who loves their property their property the most. TLC recently launched the 5,000 Acre Challenge to increase the...

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