CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Grand Prarie Friends added 60 acres to the Edna Edwards land and water reserve Sunday. The new land is alongside county street 100 north close to county street 1500 east. What appears like a giant cornfield now can be was a forest and bat preserve over the subsequent few years. It will assist shield small brown bats and tri-colored bats that are endangered within the space. Grand Prairie Friends planted greater than 20 thousand bushes final week. Grand Prarie Friends Executive director Sarah Livesay mentioned the purpose is to maintain the land ceaselessly.
Livesay mentioned, “We’re always thinking ahead for the next generations. If you come back here in 30 years you will see 20 thousand trees we hope for oaks and hickory hopefully, you’ll see a healthier landscape and healthier soil. We are sequestering more carbon for the environment and the community”
The particular space of this preserve has a really huge organic significance for the Embras river. The Edna Edwards land and water reserve is open to the general public.