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Romeoville's O'Hara Woods preserve to benefit from $80,000 grant

Romeoville's O'Hara Woods Nature Preserve will benefit from an $80,000 grant from Citgo Petroleum Corp for restoration work.
Romeoville's O'Hara Woods Nature Preserve will benefit from an $80,000 grant from Citgo Petroleum Corp for restoration work.

An $80,000 grant will go to pay for restoration work at Romeoville’s O’Hara Woods Nature Preserve.

The Conservation Foundation won the grant through Citgo Petroleum Corp., which it will use to partner with the village to improve the ecological health of the preserve, according to a news release.

“Citgo continues to be a wonderful partner in our community, and we welcome the assistance of the Conservation Foundation in helping us to keep O’Hara Woods a prime example of nature at its finest,” Romeoville Mayor John Noak said.

The grant will also go toward restoration and education efforts at the preserve.

The Conservation Foundation will use the funds to create activities to involve as much of the community as possible. It helped fund the first O’Hara Woods Community Day earlier this month, which featured family-friendly activities such as guided hikes, water-quality activities and education about natural areas.

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