Championing Conservation in ela Township’s Natural Areas

Ancient Oaks Foundation is dedicated to preserving the Natural Areas around Ela Township through Education, Volunteerism, Long-term Planning and Supportive Funding

Who We Are

Since 2014, we’ve been a grass roots organization led by concerned citizens focused on the conservation of our area’s natural areas.

Our Vision

An ecologically healthy local community with thriving oak woodlands and other natural areas which are enjoyable to visit, easy to maintain, and preserved for future generations.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to the preservation of our local areas’ oak woodlands and natural areas through education, volunteerism, supportive funding and long-term planning. We are a grass-roots group of area residents who love nature and want to save and enhance area oak woodlands and natural areas for future generations to enjoy.

Our Goals

  • Restore and preserve natural areas by decreasing invasive species and reintroducing native vegetation.
  • Educate the community on the care of natural areas and the benefits for future generations.
  • Encourage community involvement through activities, volunteerism and AOF membership or sponsorship.
  • Develop sustainable, long term plans for the care of natural areas.

Introducing the Buckthorn Bounty Program

Earn money for removing Buckthorn from your property.

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