Planned Gift Protects Rare Wetland, Supports Future Preservations

The Conservation Foundation was recently the grateful recipient of a very creative planned gift. A long-time member and supporter bequeathed his 1-acre property, including a house, overlooking the rare wetland complex called a fen in Yorkville. It was his hope that we would sell it to a conservation-minded person or family who would appreciate its natural value and steward it well, and then use the proceeds of the sale to do more good conservation work.  What an inventive way to support The Conservation Foundation and leave a legacy of land.
The property is surrounded by Kendall County Forest Preserve District land, which is protected by a conservation easement held by The Conservation Foundation, so it will remain a natural area forever.  We have reached an agreement with a buyer for the purchase of this property, and they are so excited to live in such a unique and valuable natural area.

Aerial View of Property, Fen and Forest Preserve


This planned gift was a wonderful way for the anonymous donor to support The Conservation Foundation and ensure good stewardship of the unique natural area he loved after he was gone.  If you would like to learn more about how to include The Conservation Foundation in your estate plans, click here.

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