July 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nygren Wetland Preserve
3190 W Rockton Rd
Rockton, IL 61072
Advance: $30 each NLI members; $45 each (non-NLI members, includes 1 year introductory membership; At Event: $45 everybody

Wine & Brew at the Wetland

Truman’s Ridge Band Members L-R: Steve Sarver (guitar/lead vocals), ​Charley Smart (dobro/tenor vocals), Chris Johnson (upright bass/alto vocals), Bruce Wallace (banjo/baritone vocals)

Please join us for this casual outdoor affair overlooking the midsummer wildflower prairie at Nygren Wetland Preserve. Taste samples of wine, craft beer, and gourmet cuisine on the buffet under the big tent. Get your “cowboy” on with your boots and hats and join in on the fun cowboy style BBQ cuisine prepared by Toni’s of Winnebago.  Event patrons will most certainly want to tap their toes and hum along to the tight vocal harmonies of Truman’s Ridge: A bit of folk, a hint of Jazz, and a touch of Swing: Chicago style Bluegrass at it’s finest! Guests can meander through the prairie on their own or take a guided tour of the prairie.

Beer Naming Contest: a special recipe benefit beer ( a Belgian pale ale) will be created by Prairie Street Brewing Co. Guests will get to taste it and submit their idea for a name at the event. Beer sales proceeds benefit Nygren Wetland Preserve.

Three craft breweries will provide the beer tastings: Prairie Street Brewing Co., Generations Brewing Co. and Lena Brewing Co.

Wine tastings will be presented by Artale & Co. with specially selected wines that are self-sustainable farmed and Bio Dynamic. Order wine by the bottle and beer by the can at the event for pick up later at Artale & Co. and 15% of sales will support Nygren Wetland Preserve.

COST: Advance Tickets: $30 each (NLI Members), $45 each (non-NLI members, includes a 1-year introductory membership). Tickets at the entrance: $45 each (member or non-member).

Registration in advance is requested.

For more information call 815/964-6666 or email: info@naturalland.org.

Proceeds from this event support the ongoing management of Nygren Wetland Preserve, a 721-acre wildlife refuge owned by the Natural Land Institute.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Patron ($250):

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