Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:Kankakee Sands
Event Type(s):Community Event
EIU Event
Description:Less than .1% of Indiana’s and Illinois’ original prairies and wetlands remain today. We’ll learn about conservation efforts at The Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands which has preserved or restored over 7,300 acres of natural area and connects 22,000 acres of habitat in Northwest Indiana. Kankakee Sands is home to over 100 rare, threatened or endangered species and supports the endangered Regal Fritillary butterfly, red-headed woodpeckers, plains pocket gophers, short-eared owls, ornate box turtles, glass lizards and over 700 native plant species, filling the land with song and sights to behold. In 2016, 23 Bison were brought to the site as part of the restoration process. The herd has grown to over 50, and amazing changes are taking place on the prairie. Feel a Bison hide and learn about these amazing animals!
Event Date:8/22/2019
Event Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central
300 Lincoln Hwy Rd
Charleston, il 61920

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Contact Person:Marita Metzke
(phone: 2175815114)
Details:Free and Open to the public.  Call 581-5114 to register, please.
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