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Illinois Wildlife Owner of the Year 2012Meet your hosts, Margee and Ken Pieper. Fans of the American Craftsman style, Margee and Ken built Crane Hollow in 2007. They deliberately preserved the serenity of the wetland and reminent Illinois oak forest, creating a distinctive home in harmony with the natural beauty of the environment. They've planted 6,000 native trees and 20 acres of prairie. They invite you to come hug an aged oak tree, watch the cranes in their early morning graze or search out the scarlet cardinal flowers.

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Conservation at home logo Conservation@Home award from the The Land Conservancy of McHenry County


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News article Margee and Ken Pieper receiving award form the Land Conservancy of McHenry CountyMargee and Ken Pieper awarded the "Living with Trees Award" from the Land Conservancy of McHenry County.
- NWHerald, Saturday, March 19, 2016

Conservation Award - Margee and Ken Pieper were presented with the "Living with Trees Award" at The Land Conservancy of McHenry County's annual meeting and brunch January 31. The Piepers were recognized fro planting a diversity of native trees and plants on their land near Harvard. They were one of the first families in McHenry County to join the Conservation@Home program in 2015.