Tagging turtles in a Lake County forest preserve

Sandy is committed to preserving and improving the natural environment of Lake County, including air quality, water quality, and stormwater management. In addition to her positions as board member for District 13 and County Board Chairwoman, Sandy is a member of the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

She has been working closely with the Lake County Health Department and other officials in the areas affected by ethylene oxide emissions from two Lake County businesses to ensure that violations are investigated and measures are taken to reduce emissions.

Sandy is a long-time advocate for native plants and natural solutions to stormwater runoff problems. In spring 2020 she wrote in the Lake Bluff Open Lands newsletter about her own experience with planting a rain garden.