The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 18 million acres in the United States, including more than 80,000 acres in Illinois, and have helped preserve more than 117 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Kankakee Sands

The Nature Conservancy

This Burnham Plan Centennial Green Legacy Project has helped enhance local pride in a bi-state region that contains one of the rarest ecosystems on earth—the landscapes at the south end of Lake Michigan where sand and water shifted through the millennia to create rich environments for nature and wildlife. Tens of thousands of acres of sand prairie, savanna and marsh lands originally comprised the Kankakee Sands region, which spans the Indiana–Illinois border and generally follows the Kankakee River.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Spring on the Savanna

Learn more about the Kankakee Sands region by join us for Spring on the Savanna, May 16, 2009, 1pm – 4pm. Preserve tours and children’s activities are planned throughout the afternoon for people to interact with the newly dedicated open land.
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The Nature Conservancy


The Nature Conservancy
8 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
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