La Grande Preserve: A Benefit for the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve
The Occasion: Supporters of the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, located in Fort Sheridan, toasted the premiere of the North Shore’s newest environmental gem during a French-themed afternoon on the grounds.
The Background: Thanks to two major grants in 2007—$4 million from the Grand Victoria Foundation and $2 million from the Hamill Family Foundation—an effort began for improvements at the site, which focused on extensive ecosystem restoration.
The End Result: Funds raised from the afternoon will support ongoing ecological restoration and public education programs at the Preserve. openlands.org.