Somme Prairie Grove Recognized as Illinois Nature Preserve

At the June 2021 meeting of the Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners, a resolution was approved recognizing Somme Prairie Grove as the 27th dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve -- right here in the 14th District!

The Illinois Nature Preserve Commission designated Somme Prairie Grove the highest level of protection for land in Illinois, granted only to natural areas of exceptional ecological quality. The addition of Somme Prairie Grove brings the Forest Preserves’ total