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About Us


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization voluntarily affiliated with the National Audubon Society.  We are registered & file with the IRS, the State Of IL & the Attorney General's Office yearly as prescribed by law.  

What We Do

1.  We maintain a 7 acre high quality prairie in Palatine IL.

2.  7 membership meetings per year. Topics include birding, conservation, science and more!
3.  Field trips with Birding & Nature Activities.

4.  Support area conservation education/activism, implement & teach habitat conservation, and award grants to area groups from youths to senior citizens.

5. Monthly Membership Meetings of the PWA are held from Sept.- June.  No meetings in Dec. & Jan.

6. Presentations and meet-ups are
always open to the public. Interesting topics! Refreshments served.  Always FREE!

7. For info, click the links on this web site or call us at: (847) 485-9OWL

Our Staff

Our officers and board members are elected each April at the Members' Meeting at Spring Valley Nature Ctr.  These are our current officers and board members:

President:  Jon Keasling
Vice President: Geri Keasling
Treasurer: Sylvia Vassmer
Secretary:  OPEN
President Emeritus:  Louie Vassmer

Board At Large: Sheryl Robinson, Hannah Vassmer, Louie Vassmer

Web/Online Newsletter:  Louis M Vassmer
Assistant Editor: Sheryl Robinson
Field Trips:  Jim Peterson 
Programs:  Paula W 
Publicity:  Paula W
Conservation: OPEN
Fund Raising: Bob Bacon, Paula W
Membership:  Lisa Goranson
Database: Bob Bacon
Hospitality:  OPEN

Prairie Stewards: Cyndi Duda & Brian Herner