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Old Plank Road Prairie 25th Anniversary Event – Cook County

October 15 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

The spirit and energy of the community gather at the ancient prairie.

Old Plank Road Prairies were dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve 25 years ago.  We’ll celebrate the history and then experience a taste of the important restoration work that this special place needs to maintain biodiversity here.  There will be food and fire and new friends!   Join us!  All are welcome!  

Contact us with questions at oprpprairies@friendsilnature.org


October 15
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

5323 Miller Cir Dr Matteson, IL 60443

Things to know before you come:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a mask if unable to social distance from others at the site.
  • Bring water and a snack. Dress for the wilderness – this should include sturdy boots or shoes, a hat, bug spray, and sunscreen. Long pants and a long sleeve shirt are suggested.
  • We work hard, but at our own pace, and we often take breaks to share snacks and share ideas and nature with each other.

If you are attending a workday at a nature preserve owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, please complete and bring the IDNR Volunteer Waiver to the workday when you attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy at 779-212-2785 or amy@friendsilnature.org