sunset fire and picnic spring valley

Sunset Fire and Picnic on the Prairie

April 2, 2016 · 6 to 8:30 p.m. · Spring Valley

The prairie fires that awed and frightened early settlers to Illinois were vital to the health and well-being of the prairie landscape. This popular program provides insight into just how important fire was—and still is—to natural areas. Participants are invited to start the evening with a picnic behind the Nature Center. Bring a picnic or purchase grilled food and beverages. Following dinner and a brief presentation, a portion of Spring Valley’s prairie will be burned at sunset, visible from a safe distance. This is a sight not to be missed!

Alternate rain date is April 9.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Admission fee is $12 per family (up to six people) or $3 per person.

For more information, call 847/985-2100. 

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