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GLRPPR Contacts: Openlands

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Openlands
25 E Washington St.
Suite 1650
Chicago, Illinois 60602-1708
Telephone: 312-863-6272
www.openlands.org/

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  • Openlands, founded in 1963, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing public open space in northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana. Openlands is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful metropolitain conservation organizations. To date, Openlands has taken leadership roles in securing more than 55,000 acres of land in the Chicago area for public parks, forest preserves, land and water greenway corridors, and urban gardens. Openlands fulfills its mission through four interrelated programs: community greening, greenways and trails, policy, and land preservation.

    Openlands has worked to conserve open spaces throughout the region. The Illinois Prairie Path, Goose Lake Prairie, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Old Plank Road Trail, the Illinois and Michigan Heritage Corridor, and thousands of other acres of parks, wetlands, forest preserves, bike trails, gardens, and water trails, would not exist without Openlands.

    Great cities and, by extension, great urban regions, are known not only for the number of people they contain but for the quality of life they provide. Openlands’ vision for northeastern Illinois is a landscape that includes a vast network of land and water trails, tree-shaded streets and intimate public gardens within easy reach of every city dweller. It also includes parks and preserves big enough to provide natural habitat and to give visitors a sense of the vast prairies, woodlands and wetlands that were here before the cities.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; glrppr@istc.illinois.edu