"Soulful Prairies became a white canvas and our palette was loaded with color. We researched, dreamed and schemed to create a beautiful place with sustainability, restoration and salvage in mind. Each step has brought growth and change. As we restore the land there is a sense of renewal that we wish nothing more than to share with others." Linda BruceRead More
TLC first met Judy Woodson when she invited Oak Keepers to her property in 2008. It was the first year Oak Keepers began visiting private landowners with remnant oak woodlands. Judy’s land was one of the first properties visited because it is part of one of the largest intact oak groves in McHenry County. Five years later, and the land is now preserved forever!Read More
This 3.3 acre property was donated by Matt & Carol Zoost in two sections - half in 2011 and half in 2012. Despite its small size and location on busy Roberts Road in Island Lake, the Zoost/Weier Preserve boasts a high diversity of native plants, so TLC got right to work on restoration!Read More
In June 2013, TLC accepted the donation of 30 acres north of Marengo. The donor, Eric Tauck, grew up next door, on the land owned by his parents. Eric bought the land to protect it from development. Now, he knows it will remain natural forever.Read More
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