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File #: 19-0255    Version: 1 Name: FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY’S VOLUNTEER STEWARD CRAIG STETTNER, IN MEMORIAM
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/30/2019 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/21/2019 Final action: 5/21/2019
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY'S VOLUNTEER STEWARD CRAIG STETTNER, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Craig Stettner was a tireless advocate for nature, a positive force for conservation in the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves"), and an exemplary teacher who inspired new and continuing students to become conservation leaders; and WHEREAS, Craig Stettner played an integral role in the Spring Creek stewardship community, a group of devoted volunteers who care for Spring Creek, a 4,000-acre forest preserve located in northwest Cook County that contains grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands; and WHEREAS, Craig Stettner was the site steward at Penny Road Pond Woods and helped to restore the remnant oak woodlands to ecological health for the benefit of countless rare birds, amphibians, and other animals; and WHEREAS, Citizens for Conservation honored him with the William H. Miller Conservation Award in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY'S VOLUNTEER STEWARD CRAIG STETTNER, IN MEMORIAM

WHEREAS, Craig Stettner was a tireless advocate for nature, a positive force for conservation in the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves"), and an exemplary teacher who inspired new and continuing students to become conservation leaders; and

WHEREAS, Craig Stettner played an integral role in the Spring Creek stewardship community, a group of devoted volunteers who care for Spring Creek, a 4,000-acre forest preserve located in northwest Cook County that contains grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands; and

WHEREAS, Craig Stettner was the site steward at Penny Road Pond Woods and helped to restore the remnant oak woodlands to ecological health for the benefit of countless rare birds, amphibians, and other animals; and

WHEREAS, Citizens for Conservation honored him with the William H. Miller Conservation Award in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contributions toward conservation; and

WHEREAS, Craig Stettner's kindness, enthusiasm, and generous spirit inspired people to become interested in, and care for, nature. Over more than 15 years, Craig Stettner motivated more than 1,600 individuals to contribute 5,400 hours of volunteer service to restore Penny Road Pond Woods and to become supporters and users of the Forest Preserves; and

WHEREAS, Craig Stettner shared his passion and expertise for birding, both locally and globally; served as a board member of Chicago Audubon Society; led countless bird walks in the Forest Preserves; and contributed valuable observations of bird populations for scientific study; and

WHEREAS, Craig Stettner combined his passion for the environment and teaching by joining Harper College, Palatine in 2002 as a professor in the biology department, oversaw the college's Environmental Club, and led numerous study-abroad programs to Costa Rica, where he is affectionately remembered as "Amigo de la Selva (Friend ...

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