Natural Land Institute will hold a fundraiser for their Nygren Wetland Preserve called “Party on the Prairie Rocks!” presented by Campbell Science on Sat., July 16, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Road, Rockton, Illinois. “We haven’t held this fundraiser since 2019 so we’re very excited to bring it back for our guests to enjoy a summer evening in the casual and natural setting of a prairie filled with midsummer wildflowers”, said Kim Johnsen, NLI’s Director of Marketing & Membership.

Natural Land Institute will hold a fundraiser for their Nygren Wetland Preserve called “Party on the Prairie Rocks!” on Sat., July 16, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Road, Rockton, Illinois. “We haven’t held this fundraiser since 2019 so we’re very excited to bring it back for our guests to enjoy a summer evening in the casual and natural setting of a prairie filled with midsummer wildflowers”, said Kim Johnsen, NLI’s Director of Marketing & Membership.

At 6:00 p.m. a short program will include the presentation of the George and Barbara Fell Award to Fran Harty. This award recognizes outstanding land conservation and preservation efforts. Fran has had a distinguished career in protecting and managing natural areas in Illinois. He is currently employed as the Director of Terrestrial Conservation for the Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Dinner will be served by Greenfire Restaurant at 6:30 and a nature themed silent auction will be available throughout the event and concludes after dinner.

Reservations are required by Friday, July 8, by calling 815-964-6666 or online at https://www.naturalland.org/event/party-on-the-prairie-rocks/.


Thank you to our event sponsors:

Presenting ($5,000) – Cambell Science

Compass Plant ($2,500) – Gibbons Electric

Gray-headed Coneflower ($1,500) – Sjostrom & Sons, Inc.

Pale Purple Coneflower ($1,000) – Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., Kerry, Midwest Packaging and Container, Prairie St. Brewing Co.

Purple Prairie Clover ($750) – NorthPointe a health & wellness campus

False Sunflower ($500) – Lindstrom Travel, Specialty Screw Corporation, Studio GWA, WIPFLI

 

 

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