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February Program: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – A Priceless Treasure
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MeetingsFebruary Program: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – A Priceless Treasure

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
7 p.m.
St. John United Church of Christ, 1010 Park Blvd., Freeport, IL

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – A Priceless Treasure

The Arctic Refuge is an incomparable landscape that is one of the last ecosystems on earth unaltered by human development. Today threats are greater than they have ever been from oil exploration and leasing – come learn about the history, the place and its values, and the ongoing battle to protect this national treasure.

Lois Norrgard a National Field Organizer for Alaska Wilderness League will present our February program. Lois implements strategic grassroots outreach activities for the League’s Arctic Refuge, National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, and Tongass National Forest campaigns. Come learn about the priceless treasures in Alaska!

Open to the public!

MeetingsMeeting: "Talking About the Issues"

Sunday, February 9, 2020
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
1712 W. Parkview Dr., Freeport, IL
Contact: Dick Luthin, 815-232-8624

“Talking About the Issues” monthly discussion, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the home of Dick Luthin, 1712 W. Parkview Dr., Freeport (815-232-8624). The first hour topic article will be available at the February meeting or by calling Laura Dufford at 815-947-2720. The second hour will be an open discussion of whatever issues are brought forth.

Everyone is welcome.

Field TripsField Trip: Nicolas Conservatory and Gardens

Thursday, February 13, 2020
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Carpool: Harbor Freight, 1722 S West Ave, Freeport, IL
Contact: Chris Kruger, 815-238-9259

Please contact Chris (call 815-238-9259) by February 7 to confirm your attendance and lunch choice.

Join us for a tour and lunch at the third largest conservatory in Illinois. Located on the Rock River in Rockford, the facility offers tropical plants, water features, sculptures, and seating areas. The annual orchid exhibit includes hundreds of tropical orchids creatively arranged throughout the conservatory. Find more information at nicholasconservatory.com.

Carpool from Harbor Freight in Freeport at 10 am. Expected return time is 2:30 pm. Admission $8, seniors (65+) $6.

Other/MiscellaneousNIAS Newsletter Deadline

Friday, February 28, 2020