Mettawa Open Lands Association:
Promoting quality open space in and around Mettawa, Illinois.
Mettawa is a small rural village in Lake County, Illinois. MOLA is a community organization which strives to maintain the rural use of land, and encourage the protection of our area’s beautiful public and private open lands. Our efforts include social and educational events, community workdays, and collaborations with the Village of Mettawa, local businesses, and other conservation organizations.
2018 Spring Social: Save Our Oaks
Sunday, April 8, 2018
3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Knauz Auto Museum
755 Rockland Road (Route 176), Lake Bluff, Illinois
Featured speaker: Lydia Scott of Morton Arboretum!
SOCIAL & EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
Get to know your neighbors, and enhance your understanding of our environment too! MOLA’s fun get-togethers are specifically designed for Mettawa residents and friends.
A wine and cheese party held at Deerpath Farm on October 18th, 2015, featured a interesting discussion of the endangered blue spotted salamander by naturalist and landscape designer Cliff Miller.
Another wine and cheese party featured a brief presentation by Andrea Dierich of The Morton Arboretum on the invasive Emerald Ash Borer and its impact.
Community volunteer workdays are a part of MOLA’s ongoing efforts to help protect the biological integrity and natural beauty of Mettawa’s open spaces.
Thank you to the volunteers who join us to help spread native seeds and fight invasive plants, such as buckthorn and teasel (left).
The prestigious 2010 Conservation and Landscaping Award from Chicago Wilderness and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was awarded to MOLA and our partners for a groundbreaking research project on invasive buckthorn at Whippoorwill Farm.