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 more from Anthony Feretti VIA … Continue reading Proposed plan could benefit RFD expansion, Bell Bowl preservation
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 … Continue reading Environmentalists float a ‘win-win’ proposal to save Rockford’s Bell Bowl Prairie, home of an endangered bumblebee
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 … Continue reading Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves seek a Regional Field Representative (“Field Rep”) for Northeastern Illinois
A southern Illinois nature preserve has been awarded money by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. One of ten Natural Areas Stewardship Grants were recently awarded to the group Friends … Continue reading WILLIAMSON COUNTY NATURE PRESERVE AWARDED STATE GRANT
With planned construction on hold, advocates are fighting fatigue and rallying support for a small but species-rich grassland in Illinois.
I would like to make a few remarks as this is the first meeting I will attend as the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission’s Executive Director. First, I want to publicly … Continue reading Remarks by Todd Strole – Illinois Nature Preserves Commission 240th meeting on Jan. 25, 2022
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We welcome you to celebrate 50 years of permanent protection for Heron Pond and its upland counterpart, Wildcat Bluff, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Event highlights include informational talks by pivotal figures in the acquisition, protection, and early management of this unique site; a juried art exhibit; and field tours of Heron Pond and Wildcat Bluff. Please join us for this celebration of our irreplaceable natural heritage!
In June we announced that congratulations were in order to all the groups and individuals who have been asking Governor Pritzker and his team to reinstate the position of Director … Continue reading VICTORY for Nature Preserves: Todd Strole hired as new Nature Preserves System Executive Director
Members of the coalition that sprung up to save Bell Bowl Prairie from demolition by the Rockford Airport are allowing themselves a brief victory lap to celebrate a temporary suspension … Continue reading Bell Bowl Advocates Say Work Is Just Beginning: ‘This Is a Lot Bigger Than Rockford Airport’