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Conservation@Home – the Gilbertsens

Published on
20 July 2016

For three years, Logan and Sophia Gilbertsen have lived at their 103-year old home in downtown Algonquin across the street from the Fox River. Due to their location and Logan’s experiences as a water resource engineer, utilizing native plants to control water runoff, attracting beneficial wildlife,

and participating in the Conservation@Home program was a great way to help educate others about sustainability. They’ve even helped neighbors remove European buckthorn from the nearby Fox River shoreline!

The Gilbertsen family is a great example of how anyone can use native plants not only to make your property more attractive, but to serve a function as well.

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