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Alessio Prairie

Preserve History

The 13-acre Alessio Prairie was acquired in 1995.

The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

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Natural Resources

Alessio Prairie protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, wetland and a portion of Rock Run.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes a variety of songbirds.

The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including the pin oak, fen betony and prairie blazing star.

The site is managed with invasive species control and prescribed burning to protect and enhance its natural resources. Learn more about the District’s land management activities.

Location

Alessio Prairie is located north of Route 30/Plainfield Road and west of Larkin Avenue/Weber Road in Crest Hill.

Phone

815.727.8700

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