The meeting for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 has been cancelled.
• At this time the Pichen Heritage Farm will continue to be leased for corn/soybean production.
• At this time, no livestock, vegetable or fruit gardens, nor bees for pollination and honey
production will be developed, produced, or be made available for the community to have
access to locally grown food.
• The wildlife habitat, soil health, and water infiltration will remain status quo.
• Public access or other improvements for the Pichen Heritage Farm will not be implemented
until financial resources are available and public access to this area will only be permitted
through the designated entrance to The Hollows, off Route 14.
See Updated info above.
Exploring a Farm-to-Table Farming Operation Pichen Fact Sheet Pichen Info
The Conservation District is no longer exploring plans for a farming operation on District lands located at 6611 Silver Lake Rd, Cary, formerly the Pichen Family Farm.
at the former Camp Algonquin, Cary
7 pm Feb. 20 – Riverfront Lodge, 216 River Rd, Trout Valley
7 pm Feb. 22 – Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Rd, Crystal Lake
The Conservation District is hosting two public information meetings to present a proposal that involves creating a luxury camping experience at Fox Bluff Conservation Area, 1889 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary, Illinois, formerly known as Camp Algonquin. Learn about the proposed luxury camping experience, meet the co-founders of Modcamp, LLC and ask questions about the concept.
This unique public/private partnership under consideration would offer a new opportunity and outdoor recreational experience to McHenry County; facilitate the ecological restoration of a site, the restoration of the Board of Trade Recreation Hall for events/activities, and allow for the removal of structures already identified and approved for demolition. The public/private partnership also identifies using private funds to help accelerate opening portions of the site improvements as identified in the site Master Plan. Fox Bluff Luxury Camping Invitation