McHenry County Conservation District (MCCD)
As the McHenry County Conservation District Police Department pursues accreditation through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, assessors visit the department on Sunday to conduct inspections, review files and meet with district leaders.
Instead of shopping on Black Friday, Woodstock North High School juniors Malaika Parpart and Owen Bonnett decided to do something a little different: clear away invasive brush at Boone Creek Conservation Area in Bull Valley.
McHenry County Conservation Foundation was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Fairways Foundation to assist with its restoration efforts at Glacial Park in Ringwood.
This weekend offers a fun way to recycle your pumpkins in Cary and Lake in the Hills, more indoor farmers markets, a historical harvest experience or a Sinatra one, and a chance to learn how to live green.
McHenry County Conservation District is seeking nominations for individuals who have been conservation champions for the public lands of McHenry County.
The renovated Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake has reopened with a large viewing area for bird watching and a space for kids and families to learn about native animals, rocks and other topics.
Glacial Park will participate in The Big Sit, an international birdwatching event this Sunday.
A chance to see prehistoric tools and how they’re used is one of several events lined up this fall at the historic Powers-Walker House at Route 31 and Harts Road in Glacial Park near Ringwood.
A hike on the hunt for fall wildflowers is the first of a line-up of autumn offerings from the McHenry County Conservation District.
Lisa Hoeppel coached all three of her daughters while fighting breast cancer three times. Hoeppel, who died in April at the age of 40, was nominated as a Woman of Distinction, but was instead named the first-ever recipient of the Kelly Buchanan Woman of Inspiration.
A mother and daughter duo pleaded not guilty Friday to charges alleging that they moved the body of a man they believed was dead from a Richmond apartment and left him “tall grass” in a conservation area, court records show.
More than $35,000 in grant dollars will go toward restoration efforts at the newly established bison grazing area at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock.
Summer is moving into high gear this weekend in McHenry County with farmers markets, summer concerts and festivities, including Harvard Milk Days and the Woodstock Food Truck Festival.
This weekend offers up a Garden Party and Flower Sale in downtown Crystal Lake, the start of the farmers market season in Spring Grove, historical reenactors at Glacial Park, live music with a dash of environmental activism in Woodstock plus Pedalpalooza across the county.
The 19th annual Peddle Paddle Saddle through the Prairie event will feature multiple rides for cyclists, a 6-mile canoe or kayak trip down Nippersink Creek and horseback rides through Glacial Park.