Certify Your Property
Landowners who practice good environmental stewardship and conservation of local resources are the heart of Conservation@Home.
We award each Conservation@Home property a sign, identifying its certification as a wildlife haven and environmentally friendly landscape. Whether it’s creating a butterfly or rain garden with native plants, using organic fertilizers and pesticides, or removing invasive vegetation, every little action you accomplish on your own property works toward the greater goals of clean water, natural habitat and healthy landscapes for people and wildlife.
Steps to Certification:
1. If you are interested in making your property a Conservation@Home certified landscape, contact Sarah Michehl at The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for more information at 815-337-9502 or email her [email protected]
2. Click here on the Certification Checklist to download the checklist to pre-determine qualification for the Conservation@Home program.
3. Participants with strong qualifications are encouraged to register for the program. Those wanting information or advice on how they may get involved or improve their property will receive appropriate literature by mail.
4. Qualified homeowners will have the opportunity to get a yard sign signifying their participation in the program and environmentally friendly landscape. The requested donation for the program is $35 for current members of TLC. For non-members, a $70 donation will get you registered in the Conservation@Home program and includes a one-year membership to The Land Conservancy of McHenry County ($50 value).