Monthly Archives: October 2011

“The Man Who Planted Trees”

Is an inspiring, and award-winning French language animation about a shepherd who devoted his life to transforming (restoring) a barren landscape by planting acorns, and propagating beech and other native trees. This enchanting 30-minute ecological restoration fable (best listened … Continue reading

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Films and Fundraiser for Friends of Lake Wingra

Movies by the Lake Jim Lorman, co-founder of the Friends of Lake Wingra (FOLW), sends along this notice of the premier of two new films by local filmmaker, Marc Kornblatt. Wingra Ripples:         Movies by the Lake          … Continue reading

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Prairie Restoration at Glacial Park

Glacial Park, McHenry County Illinois Prairie restoration, in particular, and conservation, in general, are the primary missions of the McHenry County (Illinois) Conservation District, near Richmond Illinois, southwest of Chicago.  The District (MCCD) owns or manages 24,383 acres throughout McHenry … Continue reading

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Everyone Owns Lake Front Property

This is true no matter how far you live from the nearest lake, because whatever flows off your yard will go into the storm drain, and will end up in the local stream or lake.  Herbicide and fertilizer runoff are … Continue reading

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Autumn Sunrise on the Prairie

One of the great restoration success stories in central Wisconsin is the Pheasant Branch Conservancy in the City of Middleton near Madison in Dane County Wisconsin, a complex of prairie and wetlands in a large urban area. Sections of the … Continue reading

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