Prairie Rivers Network wrote -
Welcome to Prairie River Network's Run/Walk for Wildlife Fundraising Campaign as part of the 2019 Illinois Marathon.
We love wildlife! Fluttering monarch butterflies pollinating the flowers, wolves and bison exploring the prairie, and graceful eagles soaring over our rivers...wildlife inspires and excites us whenever we see them out in nature.
Sadly, much of their habitat has been destroyed. 90% of Illinois' original wetlands have been drained. Deforestation threatens the 75% of Illinois' wildlife that require forest habitat. And our once beautiful rolling prairies have been replaced by farmland and industry.
Together, we can help make a difference.
Your donation will help restore wetlands and reconnect rivers to their natural floodplains. These river corridors will be critical for wildlife to survive a changing climate.
With help and support from people like you, we saved 50,000 acres of wetlands along the Mississippi river from being destroyed by a proposed levee last year. You can help build on this success.
Please Donate Now because Illinois' wildlife can't wait.