OAKtober Planting Party! The Big Woods
Saturday, October 21, 1–4 p.m. FREE
Marengo Ridge, Marengo
Stop in or come for the whole afternoon.
Bring back the Big Woods of McHenry County! Help us plant over 200 oak trees! Invite family and friends! Travel a half-mile trail, stopping at stations to learn more about our keystone species, play an oak-themed game, or create a craft before arriving at the restoration zone. Bring a picnic to enjoy the afternoon. Snacks and acorn cookies will be available for purchase. Be a part of this historic savanna’s fresh start! A limited quantity of 12–20″ oak trees are for sale by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County: $15 each or 2-$25 (cash/check only).
People are Part of the Picture by Marty Hackl
September 9–October 29
Lost Valley Visitor Center—Glacial Park
McHenry County Conservation District is not just about beautiful open spaces, the incredible variety of plants, the wide range of habitats, or the magnificent wildlife it preserves. It is also about the people in the community it serves, and the staff and volunteers who help make it such a great resource for the region.
This exhibit features a sampling of those people who love working, teaching, learning, and playing here.