Please join Natural Land Institute and Sinnissippi Audubon Society as we host a public meeting about Bell Bowl Prairie at the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Headquarters.
Date: Thu., Sep. 30, 2021

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Photo by Joni Denker

Location: 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL 61103
We will discuss the status of Bell Bowl Prairie, which is currently threatened by the Chicago-Rockford International Airport expansion. We will provide a history of Bell Bowl Prairie, why it needs to be preserved for its irreplaceable level of biodiversity, and review an action plan going forward.
For those that cannot attend in person, the meeting will be held via Zoom too.

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The most important thing everyone can do now is to continue to spread the word about this issue.
Thank you for your continued concern and support!

The expansion proposal would impact 2.8 acres of the 4.9 acre INAI site. The impacted area would be repurposed for a water retention basin (normally dry), a truck dock and, in the north, a portion of it would be covered by the main building of the airport addition.

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