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Foundation Protects 40 Acres in Hartland Township

The Conservation Foundation purchased 40 acres of land in Hartland Township, located west of Hartland Road and east of Deep Cut Road. The property is adjacent McHenry County Conservation District’s Brookdale Conservation Area, previously purchased land, and neighboring conservation easements, to create over 1,875 acres of contiguous land that is now permanently protected.

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Foundation Purchases 160 Acres in Hartland Township – Camp Lakota

Thanks to donor support, a 160-acre parcel in Hartland Township previously owned by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and used as the site for Camp Lakota has been permanently protected for the benefit of all McHenry County residents thanks to our partnership with the McHenry County Conservation District.

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Foundation Secures IDNR IL Habitat Fund Grant to support Restoration Efforts for Bison Grazing at Pleasant Valley

McHenry County Conservation Foundation was awarded a $36,630 grant from The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Illinois Habitat Fund to assist with restoration efforts at the newly-established bison grazing area at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock, IL.

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