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Party on the Prairie

July 20 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket Price TBA

Guests will enjoy a unique experience at this fundraiser for Nygren Wetland Preserve with the elegance of an outdoor dinner party under a big tent overlooking the prairie. The stunning landscape includes blooming midsummer wildflowers with butterflies and dragonflies fluttering about and grassland birds flying around and perching atop silphiums and coneflowers. American White Pelicans and Sandhill Cranes are often seen soaring overhead toward the wetland.

The event begins with horse drawn wagon rides through the prairie. During the social hour guests may enjoy a signature drink, cash bar and appetizers while listening to lively music. A nature themed silent auction will be open from the time guests arrive through the end of the full service sit-down dinner catered by GreenFire Restaurant.


Location: Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL 61072

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides being at 4:30 p.m. and go through dinner time. Social Hour: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Cash bar, silent auction, live music. Welcome, announcements, sit down for dinner: 6:30 p.m. Dinner served: 6:45 p.m., silent auction continues. Silent Auction ends approximately 8:00 p.m.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Wild Bergamot Sponsor ($2000)


Grey-headed Coneflower Sponsor ($1500)



Pale Purple Coneflower Sponsor ($1000)


Purple Prairie Clover Sponsors ($750)



Black-eyed Susan Sponsors ($500)




Click Here to read about sponsorship opportunities, or call Kim Johnsen to inquire about this: 815-964-6666, or email: kjohnsen@naturalland.org.

Ticket price TBA.

Registration Form Coming Soon or Call: 815-964-6666 to make a reservation.





July 20
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ticket Price TBA
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Natural Land Institute
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Nygren Wetland Preserve
3190 W. Rockton Rd.
Rockton, IL 61072 United States
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