This year’s annual meeting and picnic, hosted by the Northwest Illinois chapter (NIPE), will be at their Hanley Savanna site in Hanover, Ill.
Sunday, July 17 - noon
Hanley Savanna Preserve
9417 Whitton Rd, Hanover, IL 61041
Hanley Savanna is a 160-acre prairie, savanna, and woodland restoration in rural Hanover, Illinois. Owned by TPE and stewarded by the Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts since 2003, this site has transformed from row cropland and white pine plantation to several types of prairie ecosystems, including tall grass prairies, oak savannas, fens, sand blowouts, and black oak barrens. Hiking trails throughout the area allow easy access to observe native prairie and savanna plants as well as a variety of grassland and woodland birds.
Bring a dish to pass, and bring your own cutlery and flatware to reduce waste.