Conservation@Home has expanded to include Cook County school landscape sites.
Conservation@Home Cook County recognizes and certifies school properties that demonstrate environmentally sound landscape practices. This program is brought to you by the partnership of Forest Preserves of Cook County and University of Illinois Extension.
Through the Conservation@Home School certification program, Chicago and suburban schools of Cook County have the opportunity to inspire students to be better environmental stewards while shaping landscapes in a conservation minded way. Our staff and volunteers can provide mentorship for your school to educate you about native vegetation, water and wildlife conservation and environmental curriculum. Guidance is provided through our school criteria checklist.
The biggest reward for integrating sustainable practices at your school is being aware that you are contributing to clean water, rich soil and resilient ecosystems that support people and wildlife.
Conservation@Home is a program of The Conservation Foundation. University of Illinois Extension is pleased to be a partner.