By Dr. Sonia Vogl
OREGON, Illinois — The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) has received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to assist with stewardship work at Sand Ridge Prairie (formerly the Sinnissippi Cut-it-Yourself Christmas tree farm).
Sand Ridge is known as the finest virgin sand prairie in this part of Illinois. PPSOC is fortunate to have purchased this jewel of land and is working to restore and maintain it for present and future generations to enjoy.
Part of the grant includes matching funds for donations. For every $1 donated, the granting agency will contribute $3, up to a maximum of $21,000. The sooner PPSOC receives donations, the faster they can get to work.
You have the opportunity to make your money work. Please contribute now. Every dollar counts. Donors will be publicly acknowledged, unless requested not to. Visitor appreciation days will be held at Sand Ridge.
Make checks out to: PPSOC (on the memo line, write “fundraiser”), and mail to PPSOC c/o S. Vogl, Treasurer, 1230 E. Honey Creek Road, Oregon, IL 61061.
The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County is a 501(c)(3) (nonprofit) organization. All donations are tax deductible.
From the Aug. 6-12, 2014, issue