How much land should a conservation district own?
I’m not sure I know how to answer that question, but here’s an interesting way to look at it.
MCCD owns 81 acres for every 1,000 people in McHenry County.
That’s 0.081 acres per capita.
If the average family size is about three (and it is), the MCCD owns 0.24 acres per family, or about a quarter of an acre.
How big is the typical residential lot?
About a quarter of an acre.
In other words, MCCD owns as much land per family as the average FAMILY owns.
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If you would like to tell Governor Pat Quinn whether he should sign or veto Senate Bill 3341, the bill that would allow MCCD to sell bonds without a refernedum, here are two ways to contact him. Email Quinn at
Or call 1-312-814-2121.