Preserving the Natural Areas Around Lake Zurich and Neighboring Villages
Through Education, Volunteerism, Long-term Planning and Supportive Funding.

Our Mission:

The Ancient Oaks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Lake Zurich area’s oak woodlands and natural areas.

Our Goals:

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



Support Ancient Oaks Foundation

Help preserve our hometown natural areas.

Show your support with an individual, family or corporate membership or give a one time donation to Ancient Oaks Foundation. Take pride in supporting Lake Zurich Area’s only local conservation group!

Nature park entrance before(l) and after(r) restoration

Recent Projects

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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