Prairie Preserve on Bell Foret Dr

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Historical records reveal that the Prairie Preserve served as the back yard of a Green Bay Road estate and was never farmed and never had drain tiles installed. Proposed for development along with the rest of the Belle Foret subdivision, LBOLA founder Carolyn Goetz discovered rare prairie plants; rattlesnake master, nodding ladies tresses and northern dropseed, indicating that the property was likely a remnant of earlier times and worthy of preservation. LBOLA arranged a land swap between the developer and the Lake Bluff Park District, preserving this rare sliver of original Illinois prairie for future generations.

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