NLI Ex. Dir. Kerry Leigh speaks at the press conference.

Advocates Announce Litigation to Challenge Bell Bowl Prairie Demolition

Preliminary injunction requested to temporarily halt Rockford Airport construction and save rare remnant prairie

A Press Conference was held in downtown Rockford, Illinois on Oct. 27, 2021 to announce that Natural Land Institute filed a lawsuit for injunctive relief to temporarily halt the bulldozers from destroying this rare remnant prairie to allow time for the adoption of an alternative project design that preserves the prairie, and for additional environmental assessment of this irreplaceable natural landscape.

Read full press release here: Bell Bowl Press Release.

Read Kerry Leigh’s (Ex. Dir., Natural Land Institute) comments from the press conference here.

Read the full complaint that was filed in the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois Western Division: NLI v. GRAA, et al. (Case No. 21-cv-50410)

For more information about Bell Bowl Prairie visit: Bowl Prairie

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Photos below from the press conference.

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