TLC has seen modest increases in its budget since 2005, and has been glad to maintain a staff of 3 full-time and one part-time employees since 2007 despite the economic slow-down. Believe it or not, our workload has actually increased since 2007. It seems that in these economic times, more people are thinking about their legacies and their core values. They may not be able to do anything about the global issues, but they can do something to make a lasting, positive difference right here where they live. And at TLC we are privileged to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing people who want to leave a legacy of undeveloped natural - or agricultural - land!
TLC is on track to preserve an additional 100 acres by the end of the year by working in partnership with individuals and communities, bringing our total protected acres close to 2,000! The pending projects range from 55 acres of restored prairie, wetland and oak woods to a 2 1/2 acre Arboretum that will be available for educational use forever. That's pretty cool if you ask me!
Thank you for doing what you can to make it all possible!
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has been working since 1991 to preserve the natural and agricultural bounty & beauty of McHenry County by working with individuals and communities. TLC is supported by its local members and donors and does not receive any state, federal or local tax revenue to operate. TLC has its office at 4622 Dean Street in Woodstock.
From a press release: The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation organization that works to save the places people love. They increase the pace of conservation, so more land and natural resources get protected. They enhance the quality of conservation, so the most important lands get protected using the best practices in the business. And they ensure the permanence of conservation by creating the laws and resources needed to defend protected land over time. The Land Trust Alliance is based in Washington, D.C.