CARING FOR ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVES
Illinois is home to many important lands, waters, and wildlife that have been protected as nature preserves. But these places desperately need the help that comes only from a dedicated community of volunteer stewards.
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Latest News from Friends
Proposed plan could benefit RFD expansion, Bell Bowl preservation
Saving the Bell Bowl Prairie and a planned expansion at the Chicago Rockford International Airport may both go forward according to a recent study.Read on…
Environmentalists float a ‘win-win’ proposal to save Rockford’s Bell Bowl Prairie, home of an endangered bumblebee
The battle to save the ancient Bell Bowl Prairie in Rockford — home to the endangered rusty patched bumblebee — has included everything from foot-long yellow-and-black bee cutouts stuck to the gate of Gov. J. B. Pritzker’s Gold Coast mansion to a federal lawsuit.Read on…
Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves seek a Regional Field Representative (“Field Rep”) for Northeastern Illinois
Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves seek a Regional Field Representative (“Field Rep”) for Northeastern Illinois. The Field Rep’s main duties will be to (1) develop new model efforts in the region, (2) recruit and empower volunteer leaders to new and existing volunteer communities, (3) support networking among existing volunteer communities, (4) identify new partnerships and…Read on…