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The Preserve Project Update

10/08/21 – The new Turtle Meadow at the far north end of The Preserve is a quiet area dedicated to turtle nesting habitat.  Shayna Zavell, a Highland Park resident, has been instrumental in researching their needs and helping prepare the right conditions, including full sun and sandy soil.  Old sand traps on the former golf course fit this bill and have been repurposed by adding sand and drought-tolerant plantings. In the future, we hope to invite volunteers to monitor the turtle’s progress.  For more information, contact

The Turtle Meadow is funded in part through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources OSLAD program.

Stay up to date on the project at The Preserve of Highland Park.