The Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois has been working on the Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan (NCRMP) this past year which will provide the foundation to achieve the goal set in our Next Century Conservation Plan of restoring 30,000 acres to high natural quality in 25 years. The first phase of this project has been completed and the public document part of the plan will be presented at the February 11, 2015 Centennial Board meeting.
We invite you to one of four information sessions where the identification and prioritization process for the 30,000 acres will be shared before the NCRMP is made public. Each session will consist of an identical 1-hour presentation by PRI staff, followed by a 30-minute question and answer session that may focus more on the region where the meeting is being held.
The four sessions will be:
Hanover Township Senior Center (http://goo.gl/maps/Yblui)
Saturday, February 7; 9am-10:30am; Northwest
240 S. Rt 59; Bartlett, IL
Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center (http://g.co/maps/bjw9h)
Saturday, February 7; 1pm – 2:30pm; North
6100 N. Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 / 773-631-1790
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center (http://g.co/maps/5eugh)
Sunday, February 8; 9am-10:30am; Southwest
9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs, IL 60480 / 708- 839-6897
Sand Ridge Nature Center (http://g.co/maps/wtrcw)
Sunday, February 8; 1pm – 2:30pm; Southeast
15890 Paxton Ave, South Holland, IL 60473 / 708-868-0606
More information regarding NCRMP can be found here.