Honoring Student Leaders: Our 2014 Annual Meeting Recognition Awards

The Land Conservancy of Will County is again honoring Will County High School and Middle School students this year, at our 2014 Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 30th at CD and Me, in Frankfort, IL.  Any individual student, or a group of students, working on behalf of conservation are eligible for a cash prize of $250. Conservation projects could include habitat restoration efforts, installing a bird-or-wildlife friendly landscape in a public setting, constructing, monitoring or inspecting bluebird boxes, or analyzing available community open space or creek quality. Please help spread the word to area school groups, scout leaders, or any committed student you work with in conservation.   Our deadline for this competition is March 21st, and details are included on the link, below.  Call or email our office for more detail. Thank you. Details of our award and the cash prize are attached here:...
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Our 2014 Annual Meeting

Remember the fun and great energy at 2012’s Annual Meeting in New Lenox, IL? SAVE THE DATE:  Join us on Sunday, March 30th for the Land Conservancy’s Annual Meeting. The Land Conservancy of Will County is thinking spring, with an inspiring gathering of members and friends. On Sunday, 3/30/14, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. we’ll be hosting our Annual Meeting at the beautiful venue: CD and Me – 23320 S. LaGrange Road, in Frankfort, IL. We are so grateful to Dean Vaundry and Chuck Jabaay, of CD and Me, for generously donating this venue for our event, and to Parmesans, of Frankfort, for providing their amazing food. Our event speaker is Marcus de la fleur, a landscape architect and creative conservationist working to advance green solutions for our landscapes and our homes. Marcus will be speaking about his award-winning project, “One Drop at a Time, new resourceful paradigms at 168 Elm Ave.”  Please check out the amazing photographs and concepts of his work at www.delafleur.com/168_Elm/ You’ll leave this presentation with real-world examples of more sustainable and gorgeous landscape treatments and ideas for integrating green practices into your smaller urban home or large rural property. Our Annual Meeting will also include conservation awards to area students and schools, silent auction items, delicious food from Parmesans, with time for networking and learning from our conservation-minded friends and members. Tickets prices for the 2014 Annual Meeting: FREE to LCWC members when registerd before 3/15/14 $10 for Land Conservancy members after 3/15/14; (children under 13 – free) $15 for early-bird, non-member registrants – by 3/15/14. $20 for Non-members after 3/15/14; (children under 13 – $5) Want to register NOW, in less than 60 seconds?  CLICK HERE 5http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8w4zkbm54bfb575&llr=w8lbr6iab OR, send a check to our office and let us  know you’ll be joining us. Looking forward to visiting with you. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:...
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Conservation Currents, LCWC’s FALL 2013 Newsletter

Click on the links below for a read of our most recent newsletter, mailed mid-November to members, supporters and other conservation partners. otp_Land Conservancy News Fall 13 (Page 01) otp_Land Conservancy News Fall 13 (Page 02)  ...
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This Parcel, permanently conserved

LCWC is celebrating our first land acquisition, thanks to the tremendous generosity of Marge Friedman and her husband, George Scherr. With the Friedman-Scherr’s  leadership, patience and vision for a more ecologically-sound future for generations, this one-acre parcel in Park Forest, Il. is now forever natural, adding beauty and value to the region and our lives. The parcel is a bottomland forest which abuts Thorn Creek Woods, a dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve. The Land Conservancy of Will County is inspired and greatly touched by this donation to our holdings, and we’ll soon coordinate tours of this and other nearby parcels, next spring, 2014.  Come join us in the...
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Prescribed Burn of easement prairie and other land restoration efforts

LCWC Board members, staff and volunteers conduct a prescribed burn in April, 2013 at our conservation easement, Palomino Trace, in Green Garden Township, Will County. This slice of permanently protected land along Forked Creek was seeded three years ago, and this past spring provided our first chance to burn the maturing prairie. Managing a prairie is surprisingly fun… AND it take a lot of work. From burns to brush removal to seeding to herbiciding, the Land Conservancy of Will County is working on it all, and welcomes your volunteer help.  Please email or call us if you are interested in donating your time and effort....
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