The Land Conservancy of McHenry County to host 30th annual celebration Jan. 31

  • At The Land Conservancy of McHenry County's 30th annual celebration, guest speaker Cindy Crosby will talk about "The Tallgrass Prairie: Grocery Store, Apothecary and Love Shop." Proceeds will support its Conservation Leader Internship Program, a paid summer internship for those in traditionally underserved communities who are pursuing a career in conservation.

    At The Land Conservancy of McHenry County's 30th annual celebration, guest speaker Cindy Crosby will talk about "The Tallgrass Prairie: Grocery Store, Apothecary and Love Shop." Proceeds will support its Conservation Leader Internship Program, a paid summer internship for those in traditionally underserved communities who are pursuing a career in conservation. Courtesy of Kim Elsenbroek

  • Cindy Crosby

    Cindy Crosby

 
Submitted by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
Updated 1/12/2021 12:11 PM

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will host a virtual celebration of the people who work to preserve and restore land in McHenry County on Sunday, Jan. 31.

The event from noon to 2 p.m. will honor community partners, volunteers and other local people who represent the conservation ethic in McHenry County. There also will be an online silent auction.

 

Proceeds from TLC's 2021 Virtual Annual Celebration will benefit the Conservation Leader Internship Program, a paid summer internship experience, designed to empower individuals within traditionally underserved communities who aspire to pursue a career in the field of conservation.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will be the first land trust in the state to launch a program specifically designed to empower youth as leaders in conservation.

The event includes a special presentation by Cindy Crosby on "The Tallgrass Prairie: Grocery Store, Apothecary and Love Shop."

Crosby will share stories of the history of the tallgrass prairie and its amazing plants and creatures, from birds to bison to blooms. She will also discuss plants that work well in the home garden as participants learn about Illinois' "landscape of home."

Tickets are on sale for the event at www.ConserveMC.org.

Tickets are $50 and includes a grazing box delivered to your door in McHenry County; tickets are $70 with a grazing box delivered outside of McHenry County.

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Event sponsorships for local businesses are also available. Please visit ConserveMC.org to learn more or contact Glenda Maki at gmaki@conservemc.org.

Crosby is an author, compiler or contributor to more than 20 books. Her most recent book is "Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History" by Northwestern University Press, 2020. She has a master's degree in natural resources. She is a Master Gardener and a natural history instructor for the Illinois Master Naturalist's program. She is a steward for the Schulenberg Prairie at The Morton Arboretum and at Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove in Lee and Ogle counties. She blogs each week at "Tuesdays in the Tallgrass" at tuesdaysinthetallgrass.wordpress.com.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based, private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.

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