Made possible through a highly leveraged partnership with the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley and Grand Victoria Foundations and the Forest Service, we are now in the home stretch of this ambitious $6,700,000 scope of work.
Since 2012, the NFF has worked with our agency and nonprofit partners to restore Midewin and connect the community with this fascinating place. Together we have: removed old road beds and rail lines and ammunition storage bunkers, restored hundreds of acres of native prairie habitat, reintroduced a herd of wild bison, and more. Each summer, the NFF partners with North Lawndale College Prep High School to provide a six-week long summer work program for youth. The students earn money, gain valuable work skills, and learn about the prairie environment and about careers in conservation.