Recent Projects

Recent Projects2018-05-21T20:23:18+00:00

Thanks to the support of our donors, here is a list of our projects to date:

  • Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park (Lions Drive) – We are in our 10th year of habitat restoration and
    we’re nearing the finish line. Our volunteers have removed invasives from eight acres of this rare oak
    woodland. A self-guided nature walk provides an informative look at Wild Lake Zurich.
  • Breezewald Park Prairie Patch (Old Rand Road) – Volunteers have removed weeds and debris, and
    replanted this pollinator friendly wildflower garden.
  • Community Services Wetland (Telser Road) – We have cleared invasives and seeded native prairie
    and wetland species, making this a wonderful demonstration wetland for the surrounding businesses in
    the Industrial Park to emulate.
  • Kuechmann Park (Old Rand Road) Five of eight acres of this oak woodland have been improved by
    removing invasives and replanting native flower and grass seed.
  • Service Opportunities for Scouts, churches, schools and businesses.
  • Educational Programs: Owl Walk, Buckthorn Busters, Raingarden Basics, and Winter Tree
    Identification are just a few of the many public programs sponsored by AOF. We are also instrumental
    in becoming a Save the Monarch community.
  • Heritage Oak Registry: This program encourages private landowners to celebrate their oak trees with
    an assessment and inclusion in our Heritage Oak Gallery.
  • AOF Communications: The monthly Acorn email and quarterly Seedling print newsletter, keep our
    supporters and friends in touch with AOF’s projects and activities.