The Nature Foundation of Will County expects to more than double the amount of money it donates to the Forest Preserve District of Will County in 2020.
Last year’s total was $29,000, but this year’s will top $70,000 said Foundation Board Chairwoman Jamie Donovan as she presented a $9,500 check to District staff during the Forest Preserve’s Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 13. The Foundation’s first donation of 2020 will be used for the following projects:
“Over the last several months, our fundraising and projects committee worked with Forest Preserve staff to identify over $70,000 worth of projects and initiatives for 2020,” Donovan said. “Today, I can tell you that we anticipate that we will be able to meet that need thanks to our amazing donors, event sponsors, supporters and our dedicated Board of Directors.”
Donovan also encouraged everyone to attend the Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the “Bringing Nature Home” native plant sale pre-sale event on Friday, May 15, at the Sugar Creek Administration Center, 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet. The pre-sale fundraiser will be followed by a public plant sale on Saturday, May 16, also at Sugar Creek. For plant sale details and to learn more about the Foundation, visit willcountynature.org.