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Fall Sustainability Sale Pickup

McHenry County Soil and Water District 2222 Dean St., Woodstock, IL

Pick up your previously ordered native plants, trees and shrubs, and browse our selection of plants available for purchase!

Fall Sustainability Sale Pickup

McHenry County Soil and Water District 2222 Dean St., Woodstock, IL

Pick up your previously ordered native plants, trees and shrubs, and browse our selection of plants available for purchase!

Howl at the Wolf Oak

Wolf Oak Woods 9016 IL Route 120, Woodstock, IL

Enjoy s’mores around a bonfire, delicious chili, a guided hike and family nature activities! Come spend an evening in the company of a 300-plus year-old oak tree and learn more about the history of this interesting site that has been preserved for life by TLC. It’s a great way to meet like-minded nature folks in […]

How to Collect and Sow Your Native Plant Seeds

Cary Area Library 1606 Three Oaks Rd., Cary, IL

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from TLC for tips and tricks on how to collect and sow your native plant seeds. In this program we will cover basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

Free

Member Appreciation Event – Wine and Cheese Hike

Hennen Conservation Area 4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL, United States

TLC would not exist without its wonderful members! You are the most important part of TLC, and we'd like to show our appreciation for your support at this members-only event just for you! Join us for an evening gathering and easy hike with wine and cheese at Hennen Conservation Area. Wine, cheese as well as […]

Free

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN – Beginners Chainsaw Training

Hennen Conservation Area 4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL, United States

Want to learn how to use a chainsaw, but don’t know how to get started? Join TLC’s Ecologist, Megan Oropeza, and Natural Land Institute’s Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan, to learn the basics in a hands-on way. Participants will be introduced to protective equipment, basic chainsaw maintenance, and the development of technique to safely fell […]

$35 – $50

Preserving the Family Farm

McHenry County Farm Bureau 1102 McConnell Rd., Woodstock, IL

Hosted by: The Land Conservancy of McHenry County When: Friday, October 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. – noon (lunch included) Where: 1102 McConnell Rd, Woodstock, IL (McHenry County Farm Bureau) Do you think about the future of your farm and what will happen to it after you no longer own it? This free seminar is for […]

Free

Seed Sharing Day

Open to TLC members, Seed Sharing Day is an annual event organized by TLC and hosted by a number of landowners. This is an opportunity for people to collect and share native seed for their prairie, savanna and wet habitats. Beginners are encouraged to join landowners to collect native plant seed at an assigned site. An […]

Free

Common Ground Gathering

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, IL

A gathering of farmers and farmland owners. Common Ground features inspiring land access stories and organizations that are engaged in supporting farmers on the land. Farmers and landowners attending will meet new people and have a chance to talk with each other and organizations that can help them with land issues. This will be a learning, networking and casual […]

$10

CANCELLED – Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

Ryders Woods 556 Lake Ave., Woodstock, IL

Cancelled due to the cold weather forecast. No leaves? No problem! Join Kim Elsenbroek, TLC’s land conservation specialist, to learn how trees and shrubs can be identified based on twigs and bark. The class will be entirely outdoors, so please wear clothes and boots appropriate for the weather and uneven trail conditions.

$5

CANCELLED – Winter Night’s Family Fun at Hennen Conservation Area

Hennen Conservation Area 4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL, United States

This event is cancelled due to the cold weather expected Friday evening.  Bring the family out to experience the magic of a Woodstock winter evening! Enjoy a wintry night in the woods complete with bonfires, a night hike on a luminaria-lit trail, and a sheltered area with hot cocoa. Dress to be outside and walking […]

Free