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

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Special to suffredin.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

TONI PRECKWINKLE ACCEPTS THE NEXT CENTURY CONSERVATION PLAN

FOR THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY

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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