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Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County

Friday, May 13, 2016
Special to suffredin.org

Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County

Documentary premieres Sunday, May 15 at 7 p.m. on WYCC PBS Chicago

In celebration of its centennial milestone, the Forest Preserves of Cook County, in partnership with WYCC PBS Chicagoand Juneteenth Productions, is proud to present the documentary “Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County.”

The hour-long documentary exploring the vastness of the Forest Preserves through the eyes and experiences of the people who take care of it and those who enjoy it.

“Audiences, will never look at the Forest Preserves the same way once they see this documentary,” said Forest Preserves of Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle. “Chicago’s True Nature is more than a history lesson; stunning visuals of diverse habitats, plants and animals species showcase the natural wonders surrounding one of the most densely populated areas of the country.”

Founded just over 100 years ago, the Forest Preserves of Cook County is one of the oldest and largest forest preserve systems in the nation. With a long, rich history and extensive holdings that include nearly 70,000 acres of ancient prairies, pristine wetlands, marshes and forests, residents and visitors are provided with a wealth of environmental, recreational and educational opportunities.

“While the Preserves are well-known for picnic sites and bike trails, many are unaware of its vast biodiversity – the flora and fauna of urban preserves and the diversity of native plants that struggle to flourish against invasive species,” said Arnold Randall, General Superintendent for the Forest Preserves. “We hope those who watch this documentary become inspired to experience the great natural opportunities available so close to home. From recreation to volunteering, there are countless ways for residents of Cook County to connect and engage with nature."

Production crews spent more than a year capturing the sights and sounds of the Preserves. Those who view the film will see the passion and dedication involved in restoration and conservation efforts, as well as the enthusiasm experienced through Forest Preserves’ activities and programs.”

The program premieres Sunday, May 15 at 7 p.m. on WYCC PBS Chicago, with repeat broadcasts on Monday, May 16 at 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. The documentary will also air several times each month on WYCC through September.

In addition to on-air presentations, audiences can also view the documentary for free at the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, 600 E. Grand Avenue, on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m.; Thursday, June 30 at 11 a.m.; Thursday, July 14 at 11 a.m.; and Wednesday, August 3 at 12 p.m.

For more information on the documentary, including future IMAX screening and on-air presentation dates and times, or to view a trailer of the documentary, visit www.fpdcc.com/chicagos-true-nature-forest-preserves-cook-county.

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