Peoria Audubon Meetings
Wildlife Corridors for Peoria
March 11, 2020
Dave Pittman, President of
Friends of Rocky Glen, and Tracy Fox, Peoria Audubon member and
volunteer for a number of nature-related and environmental causes,
will be with us to extol the virtues and importance of having
wildlife corridors in Central Illinois. Additionally, they
will discuss a larger vision and plans with the potential to link
everything from Wildlife Prairie Park, to the Greater Peoria
Sanitary District, to the geologic heritage area of
Rocky Glen with
Wildlife Corridors can be defined as an area of habitat that
connects wildlife populations separated by human activities,
structures, and habitat fragmentation, wildlife corridors may help
facilitate the re-establishment of wildlife populations that have
been reduced or eliminated.
Rocky Glen Park in Peoria
With an eye to the future, Rocky Glen is only the beginning of the
work along the Kickapoo Creek wildlife corridor. Dave and Tracy will
discuss their vision that could connect these local jewels of
According to Tracy, In addition to the wildlife corridor plans, "we
hope to collectively discuss other opportunities – perhaps by
leveraging the work to preserve pollinators at Horseshoe Bottoms to
create a similar strategy for Donovan Nature Park and the larger
Rock Island Trail, by focusing attention on ways the activity being
contemplated in Peoria Heights could link to river bluffs
preservation, or even reigniting energy around the ongoing issues of
the Illinois River."
Rocky Glen in Winter
Come on out to the meeting and learn more from Tracy Fox and Dave
Pittman on implementation and construction of wildlife corridors,
along with their grand vision to benefit our local area.
Society hosts public meetings the second Wednesday of each
month, from September to the following May, at Forest Park Nature Center.
The meetings always feature timely topics and everyone is welcome. And, the
meetings are FREE!
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Public is Always
free and open to the public
meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at
Nature Center in Peoria Heights.