News Release

Eagle Nature Foundation, Ltd.

300 East Hickory Street, Apple River, IL 61001

Phone: 815-594-2306 Fax: 815-594-2305 Web Site:

e-mail: Tax Exempt No. 36-4015400

For Immediate Release February 26, 2014

ENF Announces Prairie Burn

Apple River, IL) On March 22, 2014 the Eagle Nature Foundation (ENF) is seeking volunteers to help with its planned prairie burn combined with a trail clean-up. Five to ten acres of the Apple Creek Prairie will be burnt, weather permitting, in the morning, and then in the afternoon volunteers will clear a half mile of trail to and through the Apple Creek Forest. The prairie and forest are located at 8384 North Broadway, Apple River, IL, just one half mile south of Stagecoach Trail.

If you have never been involved with a prairie burn before, this will be an excellent time to learn what is needed to conduct a good burn and to prevent the fire from escaping into areas which we do not want to burn, utilizing both good fire breaks and a little common sense. Mr. Ingram who will be in charge of the burn has burnt hundreds of acres of prairie a year and has never had one escape.

Whoever wants to participate in this prairie burn should contact the Eagle Nature Foundation’s office in advance. There will be a pot lunch at noon with each person bringing a dish to pass. There will be no charge to participate but donations would be accepted to help cover the cost for this event.

The trail that will be cleared will help complete a looped trail through the prairie and through the forest, making this area an excellent outdoor classroom for schools and the public to enjoy. They will be able to see how the prairie plants adapt to fire and how different the forest environment is for the animals and birds that make these areas home.

For more information contact: Terrence N. Ingram, Exec. Director, Eagle Nature Foundation, 300 East Hickory St., Apple River, IL 61001 Phone 815-594-2306

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