ROMEOVILLE, IL — The Forest Preserve District of Will County acquired greater than $21,000 in donations from The Nature Foundation of Will County in 2021.
The funding supported Forest Preserve nature actions, applications and displays that benefited protect guests, in keeping with the protect.
According to a fundraising abstract introduced on the February Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners assembly, a further $20,000 from final yr’s funding was rolled into 2022 to assist full the All-Persons Interpretive Trail Project on the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon.
In January, $45,000 in new funding was additionally awarded to the forest protect for 2022 applications, displays and nature work, the protect stated.
“We’re fairly enthusiastic about these applications and tasks and are deeply grateful for our donors and supporters,” stated Foundation Executive Director Cindy Harn on the Forest Preserve’s Board assembly. “Their generosity, and this Board’s dedication to public service and excellence are actually why we’re right here immediately.”
Harn introduced the District with a verify for $17,200, a portion of the 2022 funding, which will probably be used for: the care and feeding of the Forest Preserve’s animal ambassadors; “” exhibit at in Romeoville; “The Buzz” nature present’s on WJYS TV, the District’s nature web site for teenagers Willy’s Wilderness.org; the Preserve the Moment Photo Contest; and the upcoming “The Preserves are for You” promotional marketing campaign.
Forest Preserve Board President Joe VanDuyne stated he and his fellow commissioners actually respect the Foundation’s efforts.
“The Forest Preserve couldn’t present these glorious and superb providers with out the assistance of the Nature Foundation, so thanks a lot,” he stated in a launch.
2021 Foundation assist went to the Sculpting Wild Juried Art Contest at Plum Creek Nature Center, the National Parks Endangered Animals Quilt Exhibition in any respect 4 customer facilities, the Don’t Be a Zombie Exhibit at Plum Creek, the Woods Walk program, and land stewardship and youth service applications all through the District, in keeping with the protect.
In 2022, the Foundation will search extra sponsorships; increase its volunteer alternatives; host native plant seminars and gross sales, each on-line and in-person; and supply a summer time live performance at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, in keeping with the protect.