Wildlife Prairie http://peoriapublicradio.org en Wildlife Prairie Park is again locally owned http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-prairie-park-again-locally-owned <p></p><div>Wildlife Prairie State Park in Peoria County is dropping the state designation from it name in an effort to gain more efficient management.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat Quinn jointed a bi-partisan group of local lawmakers Saturday to recognize the return of the park to the Forrest Park Foundation of Peoria.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 14:58:02 +0000 Tanya Koonce 5451 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Wildlife Prairie Park is again locally owned Wildlife Prairie State Park measure passes IL House http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-prairie-state-park-measure-passes-il-house <p>The Illinois House unanimously approved a measure to transfer ownership of Wildlife Prairie State Park to a private group. &nbsp;Representative Mike Unes sponsored the legislation that would transfer control of the facility to the not-for-profit group, Friends of Wildlife Prairie State Park. That would allow the group to access private funding to pay for projects at the facility. The park’s major source of funding comes from the public through membership fees, donations and grants. The state stopped funding the park in 2008. The measure now heads to the state senate.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:03:57 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2892 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Wildlife Prairie State Park measure passes IL House