Natural woodland returns after buckthorn removal Spring flowers
The Conservators is a volunteer organization of LBS homeowners founded for the purpose of restoring and maintaining designated areas within LBS to their native Illinois conditions. It is also serves as an educational resource for members and homeowners. The Conservators is sanctioned and functions under the auspices of the Landscape Commission.
Necessary funds for the activities managed by the Conservators will be obtained in two primary fashions. The Landscape Commission may allocate money from time to time for approved projects. A secondary source of funds may be raised through voluntary contributions from LBS homeowners or other interested parties.
The Conservators, working with the LBS Landscape Manager, identify priority areas within LBS. A plan of action is developed and presented to the Landscape Commission for approval. The Conservators provide an update on all activity at the monthly Landscape Commission meetings. Only those areas formally approved by the Landscape Commission are managed by the Conservators. The Landscape Commission has the authority to decommission projects, as it deems appropriate.
Lake Barrington Shores Forest Preserve: Notice the left picture at the top. After several years of volunteer conservators removing the Buckthorn, the natural woodland is coming back. The young trees, flowers and shrubs in the picture are all new natural growth.
On Earth Day 2001, the Lake Barrington Shores Forest Preserve was given an National Award: NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT AWARD.
Conservators have embarked on a multi year project to fight back the Buckthorn that is taking over LBS naturalized areas. Click here to read about the EVILS OF BUCKTHORN.
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