Amanda’s Film on AOF’s Kuechmann Arboretum placed at this year’s D95 Film Festival! We couldn’t be more proud of her!!
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Project Start Date – November 23, 2019
The LZHS REACT plans activities and advocates for an environmentally friendly school and community.
They have chosen, to work with Ancient Oaks Foundation, to clear the nearly 1 acre lot that sits on the side of the school just off Midlothian […]
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 […]
As reported by the owner: “While this tree may not be at its healthiest right now, I love the look of the gnarly branches on this massive Oak. Out of the 10+ Oak trees on our property, this one is my favorite. The branches spread both wide and tall. I can always […]