North Peoria nature center project gets state funding
“We are just delighted especially because this project is funded not from the state of Illinois, it also has federal funds in it and then a local grant part of it. So, it’s the three of us coming together recognizing the value of conservation, recreation, parks,” Noble says.
The Tawny Oaks Nature Center project also include a shelter, trails and permeable paved parking. The site will feature 11-acres of various plantings and interpretive stations. The state grant funding is part of more than $15 million awarded this year that’s being matched by local park districts.