Our Ravines, Our Legacy
The Lake Forest Collaborative for Environmental Leadership has recently received over $76,000 in grant money to fund the Lake Forest Ravines Education and Outreach Project. The LFCEL will be restoring the Seminary Ravine, just south of Forest Park. This project will serve as a cornerstone demonstration site to teach residents and students about ravine health and what ravines should look like.
If you are a homeowner adjacent to a ravine, please take a look at the LFCEL's new brochure containing important information for your landscaping, stormwater runoff, pesticides and more. Click on the "Steep Slopes, Long Legacy for Homeowners Near Ravines" brochure at the right under "Documents."
All Lake Forest residents can also benefit from learning about the importantce of ravines to the ecosystem. Click on the "Steep Slopes, Long Legacy" brochure at the right under "Documents."
Don't Stuff the Bluff! Keep Lake Forest's Ravines Clean.
The Lake Forest Collaborative for Environmental Leadership ("LFCEL"), which members include The City of Lake Forest, Lake Forest Elementary School District #67, Lake Forest High School District #115, Lake Forest Open Lands Association and Lake Forest College, was formed to bring together the community to educate and engage in environmental action and to promote sustainable practices within Lake Forest.
The role (expanded in the "Goals" listed below) of the Collaborative is to bring together the collective resources of its members to identify and consider existing issues while identifying new programs and approaches that encourage environmental thinking and action to:
- Protect Lake Forest's unique natural heritage
- Enhance residents' quality of life
- Improve the value of the community
- Make a meaningful contribution to creating a healthier community and local ecosystems
- Expand the conservation ethic and resident pride