Wednesday, March 28, 2012
On March 10 I felt honored to receive a 2012 Grassroots Conservation Leadership Award from Audubon Chicago Region, Chicago Wilderness for saving Peacock Prairie (now called the James Woodworth Prairie). As you read in my book, Ev Tyner was one of my companions in this odyssey, and she, too, received this award. The Audubon annual dinner was attended by about 200 people, all ages, active in conservation in the Chicago area. Others received awards for their heroic grassroots efforts. Conservation is certainly active there; I was truly impressed. Through my book and presentations, hopefully, many other people will become more interested and informed about the importance of saving growingly rare natural areas.