Frankfort couple give back to the land of Will County
August 3, 2012 7:12PM
Updated: September 6, 2012 6:16AM
FRANKFORT — Residents Charlotte and Norm Codo demonstrated their long-standing commitment to local land conservation with a recent generous contribution, which will support the overall mission of The Land Conservancy of Will County.
The conservancy is a not-for-profit, member-based organization formed to provide tools for land owners, developers and the community as a whole, to help Will County achieve significant conservation goals of land protection and open space preservation.
The mission of the 6-year-old land trust is to preserve, protect and enhance the county’s natural, cultural, historical, agriculture and open space environment.
For the past nine years, Charlotte and Norm Codo have transitioned nearly 26 acres of their former farmland into a rich mix of native wildflowers and grasses. Their land is now filled with important pollinators and songbirds, birds of prey, including a large Great Horned Owl hunting near their home each evening.
“We are deeply thankful for this tremendous gift from the Codos,” said Board Chair Karen D’Arcy. “This gift will immediately help us expand our community outreach efforts, enhance our existing conservation easement along Forked Creek, and allow us to partner with the Codos on important tours and education programs for our members and area students.”