A panel of distinguished conservation leaders will highlight “Nature Crosses Boundaries,” Citizens for Conservation’s 47th annual meeting, Thursday, March 8.
The meeting will be held at The Onion Pub & Brewery, 22221 N. Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington. A reception will begin at 6 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
The meeting will focus on the benefits of the new Barrington Greenway Initiative, a partnership between CFC and other conservation groups and volunteers. BGI will link more than 14,000 acres of prairies, wetlands and forest preserves for larger conservation success and benefits to area residents.
The panel will include:
- Stephen Packard, recognized for his leadership with Illinois Nature Conservancy, Audubon Chicago, Chicago Wilderness, and Friends of the Forest Preserves. He will give an overview of successful land preservation and restoration in the Chicago area.
- David Holman, a specialist in geographic information systems for documenting, mapping and analyzing statewide natural lands. He will show maps of public and private habitat in the Chicago area.
- Ann Maine, president of the Lake County Forest Preserves Board, who will discuss LCFP’s 100-year land acquisition and stewardship plan.
- Jim Vanderpoel, CFC restoration director, who will introduce BGI partners and discuss goals and new efforts for the initiative.
Capacity is limited, and reservations are required. To register, call CFC at 847-382-7283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.