As an active community member for many years, Ken has been an environmental advocate: He led the Stephenson County Recycling Awareness Program (SCRAP), chaired the Freeport Solid Waste Commission, was instrumental in the development of the Freeport Park District’s Wetlands Preserve, and is on the Habitat Committee for Pheasants Forever. He is president of the Northwest Illinois Forestry Association and a board member for the Jane Addamsland Park Foundation. Ken has been engaged with regional conservation organizations for more than 30 years.