Conservation@Home - the Gilbertsens
For three years, Logan and Sophia Gilbertsen have lived at their 103-year old home in downtown Algonquin across the street from the Fox River. Due to their location and Logan's experiences as a water resource engineer, utilizing native plants to control water runoff, attracting beneficial wildlife,
and participating in the Conservation@Home program was a great way to help educate others about sustainability. They've even helped neighbors remove European buckthorn from the nearby Fox River shoreline!
The Gilbertsen family is a great example of how anyone can use native plants not only to make your property more attractive, but to serve a function as well.