All new for 2016--We have reinvented our fall gathering. Join us at Casey Farm September 17, 2016 for our Prairie Harvest Festival. Bring the family!
Local Food… Local Fun… Local Farm!
We are creating a unique opportunity to enjoy the enduring value of Lake County’s open land. Our festival will feature local food, some grown right at Casey Farm, a variety of live music, guided walking tours of the farm property, and featured natural gardens. See how our community is transforming Casey Farm into a showcase for conservation values.
At the Annual Meeting this year we will challenging our members to make a committment to "Conserve" Lake County during 2016. It's as simple as writing down some ideas on how YOU can help make Lake County a better place to live for people and wildlife. Here are some ideas:
“I will volunteer 10 hours of my time and talent to support Conserve Lake County.”
“I will ensure that three of my friends and neighbors receive Conservation@Home consultations this year."
“I will recruit at least three new members for Conserve Lake County.”
“I will add native plants to my home gardens this year.”
“I will plant an oak sapling somewhere within Lake County.”
“I will remove invasive plant species from my property this year.”
“I will let my elected officials know that conservation issues are of high importance to me as a voter.”
“I will donate $250 toward the purchase of plants for installation of a Monarch Butterfly waystation at Conserve Lake County’s headquarters."
Our Conservation@Home staff has been dreaming of the outdoors and put together this list of ways to get your kids outside for some fun play. Playing outdoors has the great benefit of instilling a love of nature that will last a lifetime!
We're hearing many sad stories about ash trees being lost to the emerald ash borer - and are experiencing it on our own properties. The impact to both the landscape and the bottom line is significant. As you plan for replacements, consider a diversity of natives well-suited to your site. This handy new list will help.