Successfully Funded Projects

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    • Invasive Plant Control

      The Land Conservation Foundation needs help in its ongoing quest to fight back against invasive plant species that are pushing native plants and the animals that depend on them out of our Preserves and taking over the land.
      $704.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
    • Land Acquisition to Protect Water Resources

      It’s 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 goal
    • Oral History Project

      Cool 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. Students discover the rich history of the Waukegan lakefront, including community driven clean-up efforts that continue today. Engaging talks with local professionals, government officials, business owners, and everyday citizens help students to shape a more inclusive narrative about their home city.
      $572.00 donated of $7,500.00 goal
    • Prairie Burn Equipment

      What is this project? For over 50 years Parkland Foundation has been dedicated to restoring and protecting the waters of the Mackinaw River in McLean and Woodford counties, IL as well as the surrounding prairies, savannas, and forests. Part of keeping these lands healthy are regular “prescribed burns” of prairies and savannas.
      $320.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
    • Repair Popular Trail from Flood Damage

      The Land Conservation Foundation seeks to repair the flood damage our most popular trail has suffered and fortify it against future floods so that the community can enjoy it uninterrupted for years to come.
      $600.00 donated of $8,000.00 goal
    • Save The Mudpuppy

      The Mudpuppy is a keystone species in the Sangamon River; that means other animals depend on it for survival! Help us raise awareness and celebrate this unusual denizen of our waterways and conduct scientific surveys to learn how it’s doing!
      $600.00 donated of $6,000.00 goal
    • Shoreline Flint Creek Student Access Project

      Pederson 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 goal