Prairie Preservation Society receives grant
From press release
OREGON, Ill.—The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) has received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) to purchase 83 acres of sand prairie in Ogle County.
The site has long been recognized as an outstanding example of a rare natural ecosystem. Less than 0.5 percent of land in the Chicago region has a ranking as high. Recently, it was assessed as the most valuable parcel of natural land representing original presettlement sand ecosystems in Ogle County. It will be recommended as an Illinois Natural Areas Inventory site.
PPSOC is grateful to ICECF and all others who helped them preserve this jewel.
For more information, visit ppsoc.org.
From the Jan 5-11, 2011 issue
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