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Haderlein lauded for conservation work

Published: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 5:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:05 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – After nearly 12 years as executive director of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, Lisa Haderlein will be given a Chicago Wilderness Grassroots Conservation Leadership Award on Feb. 22 at the Habitat Projects’ Awards Dinner.

The award is in recognition of her efforts guiding TLC through a period of growth in addition to her time spent building a culture of conservation in McHenry County through her blog, Speaking of Nature, on, columns in the Woodstock Independent and Harvard Main Line and monthly radio show, Speaking of Nature, on Harvard Community Radio. 

Since 2002, more than 150 individuals have been recognized with a Grassroots Conservation Leadership Award. Recipients are nominated and approved by a panel of conservation practitioners in the region to help celebrate great work, honor the people doing this work and raise public awareness of conservation efforts throughout the Chicago region.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to have some of the most dedicated and accomplished people in the Chicago region’s conservation community choose to recognize me with this award,” Haderlein said in a news release.

Information about the awards program and dinner can be found at

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a nonprofit organization that has worked with individuals and communities to preserve over 2,000 acres of natural, agricultural and scenic land in the county.

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