2019 TYCEC STEWARDSHIP CHALLENGE
The remarkable forests, prairies, wetlands, and other natural habitats at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center (TYCEC) are what make our 750-acre property such a magical place for youth to visit and to learn about conservation. Maintaining these ecologically diverse habitats requires funding support and help with annual stewardship and management activities. Examples of this work include planting trees for migrating bird or milkweeds for monarchs, assisting with bird surveys, and other stewardship activities.
The Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) has been awarded a $32,000 challenge grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to support land stewarship work at TYCEC. In order to receive these funds ICF has to raise $8,250 in matching funds and recruit volunteers to donate 500 hours of service helping us with land stewardship and sharing our story on social media.
HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
DONATE to our TYCEC Stewardship Fund to help pay for the costs of seeds, herbicides, supplies & contractors we need to restore and maintain our forests, prairies and wetlands. For each $1 you donate, ICF will receive $3 in matching grant funds for our stewardship work! Match Goal--$7,000 STRETCH GOAL--$10,000
DONATE to our TYCEC Equipment Fund to help us purchase equipment & safety gear for conducting prescribed burns to manage our prairie and pollinator habitats. For each $1 you donate, ICF will receive $4 in matching grant funds for our stewardship equipment! Goal--$1,250 STRETCH GOAL--$5,000
DONATE your time to be a TYCEC Stewardship Volunteer. Sign up here by indicating how many hours you would consider donating to help us with our stewardship work at TYCEC. Goal—400 HOURS
DONATE your time to be a TYCEC Social Media Volunteer. Sign up here by indicating how many hours you would consider donating to help us post information about TYCEC's stewardship needs and activities on social media. Goal--100 HOURS
SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER
Download our FLYER to learn more about the TYCEC Challenge and to invite others to help!
HELP DO YOUR PART TO IMPROVE TYCEC'S NATURAL AREAS FOR TOMORROW'S YOUTH!