30 Jun CHICAGO’S LINCOLN PARK CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES $3 MILLION DONATION FOR NORTH POND RESTORATION PROJECT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Doug Widener,
773 883 7275, ext. 6
CHICAGO’S LINCOLN PARK CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES $3 MILLION DONATION FOR NORTH POND RESTORATION PROJECT
Chicago, Il- June 29, 2020- The Lincoln Park Conservancy is pleased to announce a $3 million gift by an anonymous donor to support the Conservancy’s restoration of North Pond. The Conservancy is implementing a comprehensive restoration of North Pond over the next three years. “This generous leadership gift is the largest single donation received by the Conservancy and will cover the expense of the dredge of the Pond, the most significant project cost,” said Doug Widener, Executive Director. “This gift is also a catalyst that will spark additional community support for this important project,” Widener added. The dredge will return the Pond to its historic 8-foot depth and will be followed by restoration of the crumbling shoreline and expansion of natural areas surrounding the Pond.
This gift, in addition to a $1 million pledge and other support puts the total amount raised to over $4.25 million, which is 60% of the total project budget.
North Pond is the habitat of over 200 bird species and dozens of endangered or threatened Illinois plants and animals. It is much beloved by birders, runners, anglers, families, and tourists.
To find out more about the North Pond restoration project or to make a donation, please visit lincolnparkconservancy.org or call 773-883-7275.
ABOUT THE LINCOLN PARK CONSERVANCY
Founded in 1984, the Lincoln Park Conservancy is the nonprofit champion for Chicago’s largest and most visited park. With the support of our donors, we raise millions of dollars to restore and build new park treasures to benefit the millions of visitors to Lincoln Park each year. We assist the Chicago Park District by focusing on specific sites or projects that wouldn’t be possible without private support. We engage thousands of volunteers annually in stewardship and engagement activities throughout the park. As a nonprofit organization, our mission of preserving, protecting, and enhancing Lincoln Park for all is made possible by our generous donors, volunteers, and community partners. To learn more about the Lincoln Park Conservancy and its work, visit: www.lincolnparkconservancy.org.