Deerpath Farm in Mettawa recently became the first homeowners association in Lake County to be Conservation@Home certified.
The 200-acre Deerpath Farm development features 140 acres of woods and prairie owned by the Deerpath Farm Homeowners Association. The developer of has been restoring the land since 2000 including restoring the site's natural hydrology, re-seeding native plants and removing approximately 100 acres of buckthorn.
"Deerpath Farm presents an exemplary model for homeowner associations throughout the region," said Conserve Lake County executive director Dave Neu. "This is a neighborhood where people and nature exist in balance and harmony. We are pleased and honored to include them in our program."
After a very thorough multi-month search, the Conserve Lake County Board of Directors has hired Dave Neu (pronounced “nigh”) as their new Executive Director.
In accepting the Executive Director position, Dave shared, "Conserve Lake County is poised for growth and further progress toward its goal of making the land healthier and more resilient for the benefit of the wildlife and people of Lake County. I am fortunate to be able to play a role in leading the organization to help enhance and nurture the conservation ethic in the community, which creates a natural and social environment that improves our quality of life."
We have experts waiting to help you with your eco-friendly landscaping and land stewardship, whether you are just starting out or are looking for more detailed guidance on native plants, water issues and eco-friendly lawn care. Find out if your property is ready to be certified!
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