The Land Conservancy of McHenry County offers beginner's chainsaw training

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is offering a beginner's chainsaw training course on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean St. in Woodstock.

The cost of the course is $35 for TLC members and $50 for those who are not members of The Land Conservancy. Participants can register to attend at

The Land Conservancy's ecologist, Megan Oropeza, and Natural Land Institute's director of stewardship, Zach Grycan, will teach the basics of using a chainsaw in a hands-on way. Participants will be introduced to protective equipment, basic chainsaw maintenance and the development of technique to safely fell a tree and cut it up. This class is tailored toward beginners who have never used a chainsaw. The program is limited to 15 participants. Attendees should bring a lunch and water.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.

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