Annual Celebration Brunch Recap
Can you describe your connection to nature in six words?
"Bare foot on the morning grass." "Northern lights from a Maine mountain." "Momma bear and cubs staring silently." "Clouds impossibly shaped, sky impossibly blue." "So small, yet so connected."
Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's powerful ability to write a six-word story, we asked our wonderful guests at the Anniversary Celebration Brunch to describe their first memory connected to nature. Uncovered in these leaves is the idea that nature is something to be cherished by people from all walks of life. Through the conservation efforts of TLC, we will continue to preserve the beautiful spaces in McHenry County.
Jim May's keynote addressed the stories of nature. He said that if you look at the land that surrounds us, it has a history and a special way of connecting us. His stories rang true for many.
Our volunteers and community embody the vision of TLC, and what we do for the county. Their hard work keeps TLC moving forward, allowing for the preservation of our land for the future. We awarded several hard-working individuals this year.
We are thankful for our board member emeritus Virginia Peschke for believing in
TLC for so many years.
Carol Giammattei for her devotion to working in the field and beyond for TLC.
Ron Eberle for contributing his many hours of dedicated service to the
Night Owl bike event.
The Crystal Lake Park District and Hannah Reinhard for working hard to protect our precious oak trees.
As always, congrats go to all of our sponsors, silent auction donors and Mayor Brian Sager for being an amazing auctioneer.
Continuing the tradition of preservation in 2017, here is to looking to the future and what we can accomplish!