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When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
9:30 AM
Where: CMAP - Willis Tower
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Cathy Gerahty

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July 13, 2017


Dear Chicago Wilderness Executive Council Members & Guests,


We look forward to seeing you next week at the Executive Council meeting:


Wednesday, July 19th from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Drive, 8th floor, Chicago, IL. 

If you cannot attend in-person but would like to listen in
Call 888-844-9904, Access Code: 5706708#.

Please RSVP by registering on the following link:


The Chicago Wilderness alliance is an important force for conservation in the region and we look forward to working with alliance members to determine the best strategy for moving forward.  Collaboration is critical to the success in the region, and we are confident that Chicago Wilderness will continue to provide members important opportunities to connect and share resources throughout the region.


The agenda for the meeting is attached.


Arnold Randall, CW Chair
Forest Preserve District of Cook County



Elizabeth S. Kessler, CW Vice-Chair
McHenry County Conservation District
815-338-6223, ext. 1233




One Vision.  One Voice.  One Region.





Executive Council Meeting

July 19, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Networking begins at 9:00 a.m.

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning,
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #800, Chicago, IL
Listening In:  888-844-9904, Passcode: 5706708#





Introductions & Welcome

Arnold Randall, CW Chair
Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Elizabeth S. Kessler, CW Vice Chair
McHenry County Conservation District


9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Moment of Silence & Remembrance:
Dale B. Engquist, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore & Chicago Wilderness Leader

9:40 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Presentation by Ad-Hoc Transition Working Group

Aaron Durnbaugh, Co-Chair
Loyola University Chicago

Debbie Maurer, Co-Chair
Lake County Forest Preserves

Mark Bouman
The Field Museum

Michelle Carr/John Legge,
The Nature Conservancy

Matt Freer
Chicago Park District

Kris Krouse
Shirley Heinz Trust

Justin Pepper
Bobolink Foundation

Tom Slowinski
V3 Companies


9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

 Update from Working Groups of the Alliance
11:15 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Chicago Wilderness Awards

· Force of Nature Awards

· Excellence & Ecological Restoration Program

11:40 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.



11:50 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.





12:00 p.m.



2017 Executive Council Meetings:

October 18, 2017  |  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Location TBD