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Nature Foundation of Will County's $10K donation to be used for pollinator garden

The Nature Foundation of Will County representatives present a $10,000 donation check to the Forest Preserve on Thursday.
The Nature Foundation of Will County representatives present a $10,000 donation check to the Forest Preserve on Thursday.

A $10,000 donation from the Nature Foundation of Will County is being used for a pollinator garden at the Isle a la Cache preserve in Romeoville.

Members of the foundation presented the check to members of the Forest Preserve of Will County board at a meeting Thursday. Proceeds from the foundation's seventh annual "Bringing Nature Home" native plant sale in May funded the donation, according to a news release.

Jamie Donovan, the chairwoman of the foundation, said this is the first year the plant sale was linked to a specific forest preserve project. She said it would not only benefit monarch butterflies and other pollinators, but also provide beauty and learning opportunities for the museum's visitors.

The pollinator garden is at Isle a la Cache. It was installed recently in a former outdoor amphitheater area and unveiled earlier this month at the preserve's annual "Island Rendezvous."

This is the third check the foundation has presented to the forest preserve this year. The two previous donations totaled $15,780. The donations are used to fund a number of the forest preserve's projects.

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