The Village of Glenview and Park District have been by the Chicago Wilderness Habitat Project honored for their joint conservation achievements, according to a municipal statement.
The duo has won a 2012 Conservation Leadership Award that will be presented on March 10 at a dinner at the Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center.
The following projects were highlighted by CWHP:
- Saving and restoring the 32-acre Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie; the 124-acre Grove National Historic Landmark, a bur oak prairie grove; and the 18.6-acre Wagner Farm, the last working dairy farm in Cook County.
- Adopting “A Plan for Nature in Glenview,” the village of Glenview’s official roadmap for natural resource planning.
- The Village of Glenview’s leadership, as demonstrated by its full-time ecological resource manager, Robyn Flakne, who “ensures the Village’s natural areas are well managed.”
- The Park District’s “wise and ambitious restoration plan” that included control of white-tailed deer at The Grove. Calling it “one of the most impressive and challenging initiatives,” the Leadership Award noted the process was a “model of outreach, accord and effectiveness” and credited Grove Director Steve Swanson.
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