LAKE FOREST – Lake Forest Open Lands Association is hosting Fête in the Forest on Saturday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve in Lake Forest. The evening will celebrate 50 years of milestones, including founding members’ focus to acquire open space and protect land from future development, and the debut of a short film highlighting the organization’s impact and lasting legacy throughout the community during the last half century.
In addition, the Jay Nash Trio will perform and guests will enjoy dinner and dancing under a canopy of trees.
Katie Belcher, Sage DePree and Kristin Ryan, all board members, are the chairs for the event. Proceeds from the evening will support Lake Forest Open Lands’ conservation efforts and environmental education programming.
The corporate Sponsors for Fête in the Forest include; Knauz, Mariani Landscape, Pasquesi Sheppard LLC and William Blair. Forest & Bluff magazine and The North Shore Weekend are this year’s media sponsors.
For questions about Fête in the Forest or, to inquire about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected] or call 847.234.3880 x17.
About Lake Forest Open Lands Association
Lake Forest Open Lands is an independently funded conservation and educational organization devoted to the acquisition and stewardship of our natural landscapes, and to ensuring all generations have a meaningful, lasting connection to nature and our land. Lake Forest Open Lands Association is the first land trust in Illinois to receive national accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance (LTA). In addition, the organization is an active member of Chicago Wilderness. Since its establishment in 1967, Lake Forest Open Lands has acquired, preserved, restored and maintained over 800 acres and 12 miles of walking trails encompassing native landscapes, prairies, savannas, woodlands, ravines and wetlands for the benefit and enjoyment of the local communities.
For more information about Lake Forest Open Lands, please visit www.LFOLA.org.
Mellody Farm Nature Preserve is located at Lake Forest Open Lands’ Conservation Campus and is otherwise known as the organization’s main office situated at 350 N. Waukegan Road in Lake Forest.
Submitted by Lake Forest Open Lands Association