The Dole – Preserve and Protect

The Dole Estate Preservation Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the 12 acres of oaks, trails, gardens at The Dole. They host educational workshops and presentations and various community events designed to help engage and educate the public on protecting our natural resources and trees.

The Dole has been an important part of the Crystal Lake and Chicago communities since 1865. It is a cultural icon for the McHenry County community.

Share your love and passion for The Dole with others.

The Dole’s 12 acres of history and lore, known for its majestic oaks and gardens, need your protection. Our mission is to help maintain our beautiful property by planting flowers, watering plants, pulling weeds, and more.

Volunteering doesn’t have to be for someone with a lot of experience or specific age groups. The Dole needs volunteers from across the spectrum to ensure that they can continue these programs into the future.

Feel good about preserving history when volunteering by restoring The Dole.

The history alone would be enough to make every day spent caring for The Dole a worthwhile experience. The Dole is a beautiful property that Crystal Lake is proud of, but it needs to be maintained.

That’s where you come in. You can make a difference at the Dole by volunteering your time. Our number one priority is maintaining this beautiful place with volunteers like you who love and care for it.

Protect the beauty of Crystal Lake by caring for this historic site.

All ages and levels of expertise are needed to volunteer at The Dole to help preserve this unique environment. If you’re looking for a way to show your passion, skills, or creativity while helping the environment, then volunteering with The Dole may be just what you need.

Call 815-455-8000 or come by for more information on how you can help.