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Getting Kids Outside: A Unique Nature Playscape Coming to Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich, Illinois – November 9, 2020

The Village of Lake Zurich Board has approved the proposed Ancient Oaks Foundation (AOF) project to build a nature playscape inside of last year’s development of Kuechmann Arboretum.  The nature playscape named “Kuechmann Kove” is not a […]

By |2020-11-23T12:34:17-06:00November 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Bur Oak – 19 Juel Circle, Hawthorn Woods

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“We have a few oaks of 48” diameter in our yard. One in particular has over a 100 foot spread. It is in great shape and provides excellent shade.”  Certified arborist Shannon Westphal assessed the property.  Her comments:  “Several beautiful oak trees on the property.  We looked at all the oaks, but […]

By |2021-03-08T19:15:23-06:00August 15th, 2020|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Amidst Coronavirus Going For A Walk Can Reduce Stress

We have many great walking trails right near us.  A few of our favorites are Kuechmann Arboretum, Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park, and Brierwood Nature Preserve!  These are particularly great areas because they don’t have equipment that can hold onto germs, yet exploring the outdoors here can help reduce stress.  Per a […]

By |2020-03-15T12:43:18-05:00March 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) Partnership Award

L to R: Beth Slaughter (LZ CUSD 95), Judi Thode (President of AOF), Kevin Scheiwiller (LZ Tree Commission), Bonnie Caputo, Elke Kadzielawski, and Jenna Stanonik (LZ Parks & Recreation Department).

The Ancient Oaks Foundation, along with the Village of Lake Zurich and Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95, were honored […]

By |2019-12-17T12:46:19-06:00December 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

2019 Engagement With Parks Report

People visit their local park and recreation facilities twice a month, on average, with one in 10 visiting weekly, if not daily

Sixty-four percent of survey respondents indicate they visited a local park and/or recreation facility within a month of participating in the survey.

Eighty-five percent of the public considers high-quality park and recreation amenities important factors when […]

By |2019-11-24T09:31:04-06:00November 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Volunteers & Grants Help Support Local Green Spaces Including New Arboretum

Eagle Scout Liam Harper

On a recent Saturday morning, a dozen Boy Scouts from Troop 93 of St. Peter Church arrived at the Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park on Lions Drive for a volunteer workday.  What they found was some new seed collecting equipment, courtesy of a grant from the Vital Lands […]

By |2019-10-24T12:24:45-05:00October 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments
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