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Tree and Shrub Identification Class

27 April 2021
Learn how to identify common native trees and shrubs with Megan Oropeza, TLC’s restoration ecologist. The class will be held outside, so dress for the weathe…

Battle against Buckthorn and its Buddies Webinar

27 April 2021
Want some practical tips on how to rid your property of invasive tree species such as buckthorn and honeysuckle? Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy…
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Tree and Shrub Identification Class

12 April 2021
Learn how to identify common native trees and shrubs with Megan Oropeza, TLC’s restoration ecologist. The class will be held outside, so dress for the weathe…
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TLC Open House: 30 year anniversary

12 April 2021
Join your friends at TLC for a guided hike to explore the trails, wetland, and wild, natural setting of Hennen Conservation Area in Woodstock. You’ll also…
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Battle against Buckthorn and its Buddies Webinar

12 April 2021
Want some practical tips on how to rid your property of invasive tree species such as buckthorn and honeysuckle? Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy…
Vernal Pool Hike

Vernal Pool Hike

09 April 2021
Vernal pools are a little known but extremely important feature that occur in our McHenry County oak woods. Come learn why these pools are essential for amph…

How to Convert Lawn to a Wildflower Meadow with Seed – Webinar Recording

06 April 2021
Tired of maintaining large sections of lawn grass and want to attract birds and butterflies? Join The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for this webinar …

Tomatoes 101

17 February 2021
Learn how to grow tomatoes! This webinar will give you an introduction to growing tomatoes covering all the basics, from planting to harvesting…

Composting and Water Conservation Webinars

17 February 2021
Water, food waste, and leaves … don’t throw them away, let’s use them! Sarah Michehl from TLC will share some easy ways to conserve water and turn…

Native Shrubs for the Home Landscape Webinar

16 February 2021
Native shrubs provide year-round beauty as well as food and nesting habitat for birds and pollinators. Sarah Michehl from TLC will share info f…

CLIP PROGRAM DETAILS: Field Trips

04 February 2021
CLIP PROGRAM DETAILS: Field Trips CLIPterns will receive a professional contact from each field trip location and may apply for summer positions at these …

CLIP Program Details: Skills gained

04 February 2021
CLIP Program Details: Skills gained Land management: Invasive removal, site preparation and restoration techniques will be reviewed for ongoing TLC re…

Amateur Photography Contest

12 January 2021
Art of the Land Amateur Photography Contest The Land Conservancy of McHenry County (TLC) hosts this contest every year to highlight the inspiring natural la…

Plan Your Native Plant Garden – Webinar

04 January 2021
 Planning to start a new native plant garden this spring? Get ready for spring and get…

Betty White Oak

16 November 2020
 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 …

A legacy of nature preserved in Harvard

01 July 2020
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 perfec…

TLC Preserves 83.5 Acres in Harvard

26 June 2020
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…

Try a compass course at Wolf Oak Woods!

17 April 2020
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…

What can I do to make it better?

02 March 2020
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 t…
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Volunteer to help oaks

22 January 2020
There are many ways to help oaks, whether at your own home or throughout McHenry County! Here are some ideas:  Volunteer at a TLC restoration workday …
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Learn more about oak trees

13 January 2020
Learn more about oak trees Learn to support and incorporate oaks in your landscape. Programs include:  How to Convert Lawn to a Wildflower Meadow wit…
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Plant Oaks

13 January 2020
Whether planted in your yard or at a public park, planting oaks is one of the best things you can do for the local environment.  Buy oaks to plant duri…
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A girl, a boy and the land: A family preserves 80 acres

17 December 2019
This is the story of Alix Blair and her memories of growing up on her family’s land. The Blair family placed a conservation easement on their land in Harv…

Congratulations to the 2019 Art of the Land Winning Artists!

11 November 2019
Each year one piece of art receives Best in Show and two Honorable Mentions are awarded as well.  Best in Show: Line Dance, Tree Ring Patterns Var. 15…

Amateur Photography Contest Site Descriptions

06 June 2019
Boloria Meadows Nature Preserve, Bull Valley 36 acres preserved in 2004, transferred to TLC in 2017 Today, it is a challenge to find undiscovered natural…

Virtual Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners

18 April 2019
Are you a woman who owns or manages farmland in McHenry and surrounding counties? You are invited to participate in a discussion that is centered around c…

Local sources for farm-fresh food

01 April 2019
A listing of local sources for farm-fresh food.   Meats, Veggies and more MM Graff of M’s Organic Farm14101 Washington StreetWoodstock, IL 60098630-94…
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Some of those recognized by the Memorial & Celebration Oaks

18 June 2012
  “Sister Trees” At peace together in heaven           In memory of…  Kimberly Petersen September 21, 1964 – June 7, 1974 Deanna Marie Bracke…
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Wingate Circle

18 June 2012
“The experience of sitting beneath a bur oak, finding a leopard frog, watching a cooper’s hawk hunt, or discovering a trillium in bloom… these are thin…

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