20150318 - MCCD Open Prep - nwherald


H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
McHenry County Conservation District Ranger Mary Deja checks tree damage from a rutting buck in the Lake in the Hills Fen. Conservation areas across McHenry County are opening earlier than normal this spring. Several sites already have opened and the rest should be open within the week, McHenry County Conservation District spokeswoman Wendy Kummerer said. Many of these were sites were open to pedestrian traffic, but the parking lots were closed to alleviate the need to plow.