The current Chicago-Rockford International Airport expansion plans call for the demolition of Bell Bowl Prairie, an 8,000-year-old natural prairie that supports rare and endangered species like the federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee.
The airport could instead use recently awarded state funds to redesign parts of the expansion to avoid destroying Bell Bowl, one of Illinois’ very last unplowed prairies.
Join us in asking elected officials to use their influence to publicly advocate for a consensus solution that protects our environment AND the construction project goals. That would be a win-win-win for our state’s nature, culture and economy.
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