Preserving Lake Zurich’s Natural Areas

through education, volunteerism, long-term planning and supportive funding

Our Mission:

The Ancient Oaks Foundation is a charitable foundation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Lake Zurich’s oak woodlands and natural areas.

Our Goals:

  1. Restore and preserve natural areas by decreasing invasive species and reintroducing native vegetation.
  2. Educate residents and Village staff in the care of natural areas.
  3. Encourage community involvement through volunteerism and AOF membership.
  4. Develop supportive funding for these activities from individuals, businesses and organizations.
  5. Assist in developing sustainable, long term plans for the care of natural areas.
Boardwalk Project

Recent Project

Boardwalk before(l) and after(r) restoration. The area is now full of sunlight and flowers are thriving. Justin G added handrails on the boardwalk to make it safer.

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