Special Events

Experience McHenry County Conservation District by attending one of our upcoming special events!
Click the months below to reveal the events - updated quarterly. 

In addition to these special events, we also offer other seasonal programs.
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Special Events

Holiday at Grandma's House
Saturday, December 10, Noon-4 p.m.
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park

Experience holiday preparations from days of old. Step back in time to visit the 1854 restored Greek Revival, Powers-Walker home where volunteers in historical attire are preparing for winter and the holidays as would have been customary in the mid-19th century. See the fresh tree decorated with homemade and natural trimmings and experience the beauty of the season as it was in simpler times.
In Search of Eagles
Saturday, January 21, 8-10 a.m.
McHenry Dam, Algonquin Dam, Carpentersville Dam, Lake Geneva

Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and McHenry County Audubon will be on hand at locations along the Fox River in Illinois and Geneva Lake in Wisconsin to help you search for eagles. There will be scopes and binoculars available for use at each location, along with guided activities for children. Visit the site closest to you or visit them all! Learn more

Eagles of Illinois Presentation 
Saturday, January 21, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center, Crystal Lake

People have been inspired by eagles for centuries. Religions, countries, armies and others have adopted the eagle as their symbol of power. See the power and beauty of these truly magnificent birds of prey when you meet a bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle. You will also see other birds of prey that are commonly misidentified as eagles. Learn more
Presented by the Illinois Raptor Center; Sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Introduction to Volunteering
Thursday, February 2, 6:30-8 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center, Crystal Lake

Come out to hear about all the different volunteer opportunities available with the Conservation District throughout the year. District volunteers restore habitat, preserve ecological diversity, educate people about nature, promote public safety, keep local history alive. Volunteers choose from available opportunities. No prior experience needed for most positions, just a willingness to learn. Give back, get outdoors, meet new people, learn new skills, preserve nature, build community, enrich your life, pay it forward. Learn more.