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Prairie preservation banquet April 27

The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) will hold its annual banquet fundraiser on Sunday, April 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lorado Taft Field Campus near Oregon.

This year’s speaker will be Bill Kleiman, Project Director for Nachusa Grasslands. 

He will be accompanied by Cody Considine, Restoration Ecologist, and Bernie Buchholz, President of the Friends of Nachusa Grassland. 

Their topic will be Bisons on the Horizon, the introduction of bison to Nachusa Grasslands.

Each year, the PPSOC holds a silent auction fundraiser at the banquet. Funds go toward continuing the work of maintaining and restoring natural areas. Field trips are held to these sites so that people can view the effects of their generosity. 

Donations of items will be accepted until the afternoon of Sunday, April 27, although earlier submission would be appreciated. 

Items donated in the past include books, prints, food items and gift certificates, a canoe trip gift certificate, antiques of various kinds, ethnic jewelry, seeds, bird houses, honey, etc.

To donate to the silent auction or attend the banquet, call or e-mail Lin at 815-973-4926 or

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