Featured projects that matter to our future
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- 1.63Itâs probably the most fundamental part of being a land trust; protecting the land! The Land Conservation Foundation is preparing to expand its land acquisition work by creating a string of preserves along an important waterway.$652.00 donated of $20,000.00 goalDonate
- 3.41333333333Cool Learning Experience (CLE) has embarked on a long-term community history project, 'Talking the Wauk', which involves collecting oral histories and digitizing memorabilia related to Waukegan and its lakefront. Our 8th and 9th graders learn, develop, and apply skills essential for 21st century learners and leaders including: creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.Â Students discover the rich history of the Waukegan lakefront, including community driven clean-up efforts that continue today.Â Engaging talks with local professionals, government officials, business owners, and everyday citizens help students to shape a more inclusive narrative about their home city.$512.00 donated of $7,500.00 goalDonate
- 79.9444444444Pederson Preserve, located close to the heart of downtown Barrington and across from Barrington High School, has been utilized by over 1,000 students and community members annually through classroom field experiences, special events and summer internship programs. BACT has been actively restoring this 5.6 acre parcel which connects more than 20 adjoining acres of wetlands and prairies and includes a stretch of Flint Creek.$8,695.00 donated of $9,000.00 goalDonate
Sangamon River Corridor Reserve Flood Damage
With the money we raise, the Foundation will fully repair the trail by hiring a contractor to do what is necessary to repair the levee while maintaining the natural floodplain hydrology to the site. This could include bringing bentonite clay and rock to key locations, repairing breaches when they occur, and installing seep collars to protect the culverts from future flood damage.
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Gleaning Garden: support for local projectsWe are excited about working with our nonprofit partner, Liberty Prairie Foundation, to get planting this spring on Prairie Wind Family Farms. This project would not have been possible without you, so thank you for your incredible support.