A Great Beginning @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrating 20 Years in 2020 

A Virtual Gala Fundraiser

Sunset on the oak savanna at Nygren Wetland Preserve. Photo by Robert Clark.

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour Conversations

At 6:00 p.m. grab your favorite beverage and join others in a Zoom “room” on a topic that interests you. You can just watch, or join with audio and video to participate in the conversation, meet up with friends and make new friends.

“Room” topics include:

The Story of Carl and Myrna Nygren

Honoring Anne Meyer

If You Build It They Will Come (Birding at Nygren Wetland)

Hobby Photographers

Join the Work – Volunteer Stewardship

Discovering the Habitats of Nygren Wetland

Reunion of Restoration Volunteers

Pick the room you want to visit the night of the event. A Zoom link will be provided to registrants via email shortly before 6:00 p.m. the night of this event.

7:00 p.m. Program

(A link to be provided to registrants via email the night of the event.)

  • Welcome, introduction of the program, thank you to our sponsors
  • Comments from Special Guest Andy Bacon (Former NLI Director of Land Stewardship)
  • The premier of the 20th Anniversary video about the restoration of Nygren Wetland Preserve
  • Showcasing special projects on the Preserve
  • Presenting the 2020 George and Barbara Fell Award to Don Miller
  • Wrap up Remarks
  • A Celebration Toast to the 20th Anniversary of Nygren Wetland Preserve with your Celebration Kit: Sparkling Cider, Souvenir Wine Glass sponsored by Studio GWA, Bundtlet Dessert sponsored by Nothing Bundt Cakes (Rockford), Prairie Wildflower Seeds (Black-eyed Susan, Partridge Pea) sponsored by Pizzo & Associates and Pizzo Native Plant Nursery.