IIC Members are Doing Business Doing Good, which is why Members pledge at least 10% of any IIC-related commission to the IIC Nonprofit Partner(s) that their clients select. Michael Pink of MAP Real Estate was pleased to see his IIC pledge go to support three organizations that his client cares deeply about.
The third IIC Nonprofit chosen by S. Michael Rummel to receive funding is the Lake Forest Open Lands Association.
Sadly, less than one 100th of 1% of native Illinois prairie remains. Lake Forest Open Lands Association works diligently to protect and restore the remaining fragile ecosystems in its region, which extends from the Lake Forest lakefront on Lake Michigan, west to the rural landscapes of Waukegan Road. It is dedicated to conserving the natural environment through land acquisition, habitat restoration, environmental education and conservation advocacy.
Since being established in 1967, Lake Forest Open Lands has acquired, reserved, restored and maintained over 800 acres of local native landscapes including prairies, savannas, woodlands and wetlands for the benefit and enjoyment of the local communities. The Association boasts 12 miles of walking trails, which are open to the public year-round.
Lake Forest Open Lands Association has been recognized as a national leader in land conservation, and in 2008, became the first Illinois land trust to be accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a significant mark of distinction.
We congratulate Lake Forest Open Lands Association for being selected to receive this funding through IIC!