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The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: To preserve the natural and agricultural heritage of mchenry county by preserving land resources.

Programs: Through the preservation of land, the land conservancy of mchenry county, inc. Helps preserve the natural and agricultural heritage of the county, offers opportunities for people to observe and study nature, and provides habitat for native plants and animals. The mission is accomplished primarily by accepting donated conservation easements, a strategy by which the private property owners retain ownership of their land, but donate the development rights to the organization. The organization has received 81 donated conservation easements preserving 1,800 acres of land since it began operations. The organization owns 331 acres of land.

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Rating: 5

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County became an accredited land trust in August 2019, a status that can be renewed every five years. Accreditation means The Land Conservancy of McHenry County meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Land Conservancy of McHenry County demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate the commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. To learn more about land trust accreditation and the current accreditation status of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, visit http//www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The organization is well run and very professional in how it goes about its work. I help as needed with general tasks related to mailings, but have also participated in work days to clean up natural areas by cutting down brush or picking up trash. The staff are helpful and willing to take the time to explain things to volunteers. When I send them a donation, I am always thanked promptly and personally, which means a lot to me. I get so tired of the generic letters asking for my money. To get a personal letter that is signed by a real person makes a strong impression.