Environmentalists work to save Bell Bowl Prairie, some of Illinois’ last remaining prairieland


A native bumblebee on a lead plant in Bell Bowl Prairie. Photo courtesy of Save Bell Bowl Prairie

Today, only one-hundredth of one percent of the original Illinois prairie still exists. And a rare dry gravel prairie still remaining in Rockford is in danger of being destroyed if Chicago’s Rockford International Airport goes ahead with its current expansion plan to build a road across the prairie.

Restore he learns from an organizer and land steward about their efforts to save the prairie.

GUESTS: Kerry Leigh, executive director, Natural Land Institute

Robbie Telfer, director of the Save Bell Bowl Prairie campaign with Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves


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Written by Natalia Chi

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