--Midwest SOARRING Foundation
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Second Annual "Honor the Eagle" Pow Wow Will Also Honor a Win Against Developers
"We are pleased to bring our way of life back to the land that knows us from long ago."
On May 20 and 21 this year, the Midwest SOARRING Foundation will hold a pow wow at Starved Rock State Park. They're honoring a "win" that their organization, the Illinois Audubon Society, Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, and many others gained against developers. The developers wanted to build 50+ cabins on Plum Island, which sits in the Illinois River near Starved Rock. It's a favorite nesting spot for bald eagles, and a native burial ground. In March 2004, the island was purchased with a grant and the deed given to the Illinois Audubon Society for stewardship and protection.