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Saturday, February 23 • 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Urban Dune Restoration (Re-creation)

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This panel will explore the restoration work behind Chicago's hidden dune gems. In addition to discussing the restoration (really, more of a re-creation) of these constructed systems, the panel will share examples of how this lakefront habitat type provides critical refugia for plant and animal species, as well as a platform for community conversations about urban conservation and habitat restoration.

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Alison Anastasio

University of Chicago and Rainbow Beach Dunes Community Steward, Chicago Park District
urban ecology and evolution; plants; teaching environmental and urban studies at University of Chicago; grad programs in biological and environmental fields; Rainbow Beach Dunes stewardship; plant and human communities in the Calumet region

John Henry Drake

The Nature Conservancy in Indiana
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Edward Warden

John G. Shedd Aquarium
Moss, birds, social media...ALL THE THINGS

Ann Whelan

Loyola Beach Dunes Community Steward, Chicago Park District

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm CST
rms. 40, 41