Ancient Oaks Foundation Events

Ancient Oaks Foundation Events 2018-03-02T14:30:30+00:00

Habitat Restoration Volunteer Workday Information

Join us for the rewarding work of habitat restoration.    Work days are on most Saturdays of each month from 9 am until around noon. 

Join our volunteer email list to keep informed about changes and additions to our regular workdays. Workday details:  Dress for the weather in clothes that you wont mind getting dirty. Adults over 16 and kids age 10 and up with an adult are welcome!  Various types of work from easy to strenuous are done throughout the year, yes, even in winter. In summer, apply insect repellent.  We provide water. There are no bathrooms but there are bushes!

Upcoming Workdays

Although we keep this information as current as possible,  join our email list [email protected] to be notified of changes in workday details.

For all workdays, Dress for the weather in layers (winter)  wear sturdy gloves and insect repellent (summer).   Dress in clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.  In case of inclement weather, you will be notified of changes via our our volunteer email blast [email protected] 

2018:  All dates: 9 am until around noon

March 10 – Kuechmann Park

March 17 – Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park

March 24 – Kuechmann Park

March 31 – No workday due to Easter weekend

April 7 – Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park

April 14 – Kuechmann Park

April 21 – Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park

April 28 – Arbor/Earth Day TBA

AOF Board of Directors Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.  Please email us at “Contact” or [email protected]  with comments or questions.

Join AOF as we “Save the Monarch”

THANK YOU to Mayor Tom Poynton who has taken the Mayors Monarch Pledge.  Lake Zurich is now in the Mayors Monarch Leadership Circle.

The monarch butterfly population has declined by 90%  in the past 10 years.  This is mainly due to a decrease in milkweed habitat which is needed for reproduction and as a food source for caterpillars. Overuse of pesticides is also a contributing factor.

But the Save the Monarch program seeks to reverse this trend through awareness and, more importantly, giving humans the tools needed to help save the monarch in their own back yards.

The Ancient Oaks Foundation is heading this effort here in the Lake Zurich area.  We have already established several butterfly friendly gardens in Lake Zurich. 

While supplies last:  Free Milkweed Seeds.  Fall and winter are the perfect time to plant milkweed seeds.  These plants are the only ones used for monarch egg laying so their importance cannot be over stated.  Their pink globe-like flowers are lovely and will add a touch of whimsy to your yard or garden.   Contact us to receive a free packet.

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