Conservation at Work Corner
Congratulations to the McHenry County Administration Building for receiving the Conservation at Work certification!
Due to the continued advocacy of County Water Resource Specialist, Scott Kuykendall, native plants have been showcased in this pubic setting. They work to absorb stormwater, provide habitat for pollinators, and reduce the need for extra water and chemicals, making these gardens an important example of ways to incorporate sustainability in a public setting. Multiple monarch caterpillars were discovered during the site visit thanks to the presence of four different species of milkweed, showing that the plants used in landscaped settings can serve a valuable purpose.