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Private Donation for Prairie at Florida and Orchard (In Progress)
John Francis Pizzo and Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. granted the University of Illinois Foundation and Board of Trustees design services, seed, and labor for the creation of a prairie zone at the corner of Florida Avenue and Orchard Street in Urbana. The gift was estimated to be a $20,000 value.
The site of the prairie zone is approximately 117,000 square feet (which translates to about 2.7 acres); the actual prairie restoration will cover 2.5 acres of this site. Maintenance of the prairie will be the responsibility of the University’s Facilities and Services and volunteer efforts.