The Vermilion County Conservation Foundation was organized in 1984 as a 501 (C) (3) non profit corporation. The Foundation is funded through memberships, tax-deductible donations, gifts of land, stocks, insurance policies or other assets, and fund raising projects all directed to the support, maintenance, and improvement of Kennekuk County Park, Forest Glen Preserve, Heron Park, Kickapoo Rail Trail, and Lake Vermilion Park.
Our mission is to support the efforts of the Vermilion County Conservation District through the conservation of our natural resources, improvement of natural and scenic areas, and enhancement of the quality of life through all resource preservation.
Vermilion County Conservation Foundation aspires to be an organization which is committed to all natural and wildlife resource conservation activities which ensure future growth, and scenic enhancements for public use.
This is to be accomplished through:
- Continued and expanded scientific research of natural areas, water habitat, and wildlife.
- Expansion of conservation, parks, education, and educational facilities to citizens of Vermilion County, Illinois.
- Maintenance and support of capital projects, park property, and public accesses.
- Preservation of historical and natural environments.
- Promote activities within Vermilion County which encourage citizens and local businesses to support the organization through gifts of money, land, grants, stocks, insurance policies, or other assets which enhance the overall efforts.
Board of Directors
|Rick Strebing||Chair||December 31, 2024|
|Mike Van De Walker||Vice Chair||December 31, 2023|
|Mike Courson||Secretary||December 31, 2024|
|Michael Puhr||Treasurer||December 31, 2022|
|Erika Briggs||Director||December 31, 2023|
|Dallas Bowman||Director||December 31, 2022|
|Julie Colby||Director||December 31, 2023|
|Chris Crawford||Director||December 31, 2023|
|Steve Diveley||Director||December 31, 2022|
|Tammy Elston||Director||December 31, 2024|
|Kevin Green||Director||December 31, 2022|
|Ken Hannan||Director||December 31, 2024|
|Russ Hiatt||Director||December 31, 2024|
|Teri Merrell||Director||December 31, 2024|
|Nick Vinson||Director||December 31, 2024|
Please contact any Foundation Director at email@example.com
|Jamie Pasquale||Executive Director||ALLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kim Fox||Director of Administration and Personnel||ALLemail@example.com|
|Nick Jeurissen||District Land Manager and Construction||ALL||-|
|Lara Danzl||Education Supervisor||ALL||-|
|Mollie Pletch||Environmental Educator Part-time||ALL||-|
|Brenna Karcher||Environmental Educator||ALL||-|
|Lisa Witsman||Environmental Educator Part-time||Forest Glen||-|
|Mike Kotcher||Superintendent||Forest Glen||-|
|Justus Newman||Maintenance||Forest Glen||-|
|Amy Steeples||Program Secretary||Forest Glen||-|
|Carol Pearson||Receptionist & Inventory Control||Forest Glen||-|
|Rhonda Orndorff||Receptionist & Office Assistant||Kennekuk||-|
|Cole Craft||Superintendent||Lake Vermilion & Heron County Park||-|