A Living Gift for Tomorrow’s Woodlands — Donate Online
Donate native trees and shrubs to commemorate a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, or help restore the oak savannas and woodlands of McHenry County. Help the Conservation District fulfill its pledge to preserve and restore our treasured woodlands for the enjoyment of future generations.
Just over one-third of the County’s land mass or approximately 143,000 acres was covered by some type of oak ecosystem in 1837. Today, less than 18,000 acres remain—an oak loss of over 87%, according to The Oaks of McHenry County.
With your help, the Conservation District will purchase native trees and shrubs and plant them each fall on District sites that were historically wooded. Through this program, we plan to restore and recreate the “big woods” of McHenry County.
The long term plan includes restoring and reconnecting hundreds of acres of oak savannas and woodlands on McHenry County Conservation District sites! Donations from conservation-minded individuals, youth clubs, organizations, small businesses, and corporations can make this vision a reality. We are grateful for your support of our treasured oak savannas and woodlands.
Please note: The location where trees and shrubs will be planted cannot be specified. Each year this will depend on areas of greatest need across the county. Your donations of $50 will purchase and plant 2 native shrubs and/or trees.
Or mail to:
McHenry County Conservation District
Attn: Big Woods
18410 US Highway 14, Woodstock, IL 60098.
Checks payable to: McHenry County Conservation District.
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