PDF version of the Conservancy’s 2021 Calendar of events HERE.
Saturday, December 5 • Holly Ball
Conservation@Home — Learn how to make your home and property more ecologically healthy with the new Conservation@Home program. The program encourages environmentally friendly practices and certifies those that meet most of the criteria. The Conservancy’s new Conservation@Home program will also focus on reducing homeowner’s use of phosphorus and chloride to protects our lakes and watersheds. Click here to register.
Saturday, December 12 • Conservancy Annual Meeting
PAST 2020 Events
Saturday, February 8 • Buckthorn & Bonfires — Join GLC staff and volunteers for a first look at the GLC’s new Bromley Woods preserve in LaGrange where we will be cutting invasive buckthorn and using it to build a bonfire in the oak savanna on Saturday, February 8 from 9 a.m. until noon. Bring work gloves and we will provide tools and hot chocolate. The property is located just east of Highway 12 at W5838 Greening Road in LaGrange. This spectacular oak forest and kettle pond is home to a broad range of wildlife and contains a well-developed trail system. For more information or to sign up, contact Kiera Theys at 262-275-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 21 • Audubon Certification for golf course owners at Lake Lawn with Frank LaVardera of Audubon International. Conservation@Home — “Tuesdays at 2” at the Geneva Lake Museum — Jim Kleinwachter from The Conservation Foundation and Karen Yancey from the Geneva Lake Conservancy will provide information on how to make your home and property more ecologically healthy with the new Conservation@Home program. The program encourages environmentally friendly practices and certifies those that meet most of the criteria. The Conservancy’s new Conservation@Home program will also focus on reducing homeowner’s use of phosphorus and chloride to protects our lakes and watersheds.
Spring Luncheon, April 17, 2020 Cancelled.
Leslie Goddard will portray Rachel Carson at the Conservancy’s 2021 Spring Luncheon. on Friday, April 23. Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson as she discusses her childhood love for the living world, her passion for writing, and her work to awaken the world to the beauty and fragility of nature.
Earth Day plantings cancelled — Wednesday, April 22 • Earth Day Event — Planting native plants with school groups at Rohner Park
Green Fire showing cancelled — Wednesday, April 22 • Green Fire showing at 1 pm & 7 pm, in partnership with the Geneva Theater.
Saturday, May 16 • Bird Walk — Partner with Lakeland Audubon Society at Bromley Woods
June 15 — August 15 • Cancelled — Helen Rohner Children’s Fishing Park Classes — Tuesday fishing classes and Friday story time classes
Friday, July 10 — Friday, August 7 • Yoga in the Yard Cancelled for adults and children
Friday, July 10 • Cancelled – Dinner on the Prairie
August 29 • Social Distancing Road Rally to GLC Preserves Drive your car – classic or family favorite – through Walworth County scenic countryside to GLC’s 5 new nature preserves. End with a gourmet picnic box dinner at the Fontana Mill House.
Saturday, September 26 • Hackmatack Seed Harvest – Geneva Lake Conservancy and Kettle Moraine Land Trust for a seed-collection outing to Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in celebration of 2020 Land Trust Days! Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. we’ll be harvesting ripe seed of native prairie plants at the Turner Tract, just northwest of Genoa City, Wisconsin – N545/N615 County Hwy H, Genoa City. This 86 acre tract is ½ mile north of Genoa City on the west side of County Highway H. Look for the brown and white Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge sign. Turn in at the sign and park in the lot.
Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge was established in 2012, spanning the state line in McHenry County, Illinois and Walworth County, Wisconsin. The Turner Tract was the first portion of the refuge to be open to the public. Former agricultural lands occupying portions of the site were seeded with native prairie plants by Ducks Unlimited prior to the transfer of the property to the US Fish & Wildlife Service for inclusion in the Refuge.
Volunteers from throughout the Hackmatack region will be on hand to harvest native prairie seeds under the guidance of professional staff from Kettle Moraine Land Trust and Geneva Lake Conservancy.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes or boots, and a sun hat. Please bring your own seed collection bag (a reusable grocery bag is fine) and your own water. Seeds collected there during the Land Trust Days event will be turned over to the US Fish & Wildlife Service for native species enrichment within the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.
August/September • Heritage Oak Contest & Oak Tree Sales – More information on the Heritage Oak program here.