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The Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Special to




Friday, January 24, 2014, 8am – 9am

WHO: Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Wendy Paulson, Co-Chair, Board Member, Openlands, John McCarter, Co-Chair, President Emeritus, Field Museum, Arthur R. Velasquez, Co-Chair, Chairman, Azteca Foods, Eric E. Whitaker, M.D., Co-Chair, CEO, TWG Partners, LLC

WHAT: Will launch the Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

WHEN: Friday, January 24, 2014, 8 – 9am

WHERE: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 191 N. Wacker Dr., Ste 3700, Chicago

WHY: The Next Century Conservation Plan is a blueprint that aims to make Cook County a national leader in urban conservation. It was created by a blue-ribbon commission of local leaders appointed by Forest Preserves President Toni Preckwinkle in early 2013 as part of the Forest Preserves’ centennial anniversary celebration. The plan lays out four priorities: restoring native landscapes; making the preserves more inviting, accessible and engaging for all; demonstrating and expanding upon the economic benefits of the preserves; and ensuring that future leaders sustain the current focus on conservation and accountability.

NOTE TO PRESS: A media availability will follow the event.

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