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