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Findings From WWII During Lake Zurich Restoration

The habitat restoration volunteers with the Ancient Oaks Foundation often come upon man-made items when they meet at various area oak woodlands to clear them of invasives.  Tires, deteriorated oil drums, rusty broken-down swings sets, and even the occasional crack pipe have been unearthed during the groups 10-year-long effort to restore the health […]

By |2018-12-09T09:32:09-06:00December 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

AOF Celebrates Giving Tuesday

Ancient Oaks Foundation Celebrates #GivingTuesday & Pledges to Raise Awareness of the Benefits of Restored Natural Recreational Areas

November 1, 2018. This #GivingTuesday, Ancient Oaks Foundation will celebrate giving by raising awareness and funds for the continued restoration of natural recreational areas. 

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, […]

By |2018-12-09T09:34:57-06:00November 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Sighting of the Southern Flying Squirrel

Many people confuse the Southern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys Volans, with the Sugar Glider (Petaurus Breviceps). First, if you are reading this from Illinois, you may be surprised to find out that Illinois is home to the Southern Flying Squirrel. This magnificent creature can be found in the Eastern half of the United States […]

By |2018-10-25T06:59:13-05:00September 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Ancient Oaks Seedlings – Summer 2018

The summer is in full swing and the Ancient Oaks Foundation has been busy with the many tasks of habitat restoration.  We continue with removing weeds from local oak woodlands at Kuechmann park (626 N. Old Rand Rd) and the oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park (500 Lions Drive).  We hosted the St. Matthew Ladies Bible […]

By |2018-09-29T14:42:11-05:00July 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Ancient Oaks Seedlings – Spring 2018

What a winter is has been!  Since our last edition of Seedlings, we have logged well over 200 volunteer hours in the work of habitat restoration.  January’s Owl Walk was attended by 30 people who learned about the 6 different species of area owls.  In February, Shannon Westphal led us in Winter Tree Identification.  Our […]

By |2018-09-29T14:36:18-05:00May 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

AOF Hires First Executive Director

Lake Zurich Conservation Non-Profit, Ancient Oaks Foundation, Hires First Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Ancient Oaks Foundation, is pleased to announce the March 1 appointment of Claire Slattery as their new Executive Director. Ms. Slattery will be assuming responsibility for day to day operations as well as marketing, […]

By |2018-03-14T08:40:34-05:00March 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Ancient Oaks Seedlings – Winter 2018

You might think little conservation activity happens during the winter but that is not the case. Nearly every weekend volunteers are outdoors removing invasive brush and planting native seed in an effort to improve our community by preserving our oak woodlands and natural areas. Check out the Winter 2018 newsletter for the latest on our […]

By |2018-01-31T11:41:49-06:00January 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments