In partnership with the ParkLands Foundation, the Ecology Action Center will plant 5000 trees at the Lexington Preserve in memory of Mike Hall who passed away on January 7, 2023. Mike was a longtime familiar face in the Bloomington-Normal community, working for the Town of Normal for twenty-two years, fourteen of which he served as the Director of Public Works, overseeing waste and recycling programs and other critical services that help protect our local environment. During this time he represented the Town of Normal on the Ecology Action Center Board of Directors providing both oversight and lending his professional expertise and perspective. He retired from the Town in 2010 and in 2012 he was hired as the first ever Administrative Director of the ParkLands Foundation. He combined his love of nature with his strong organizational skills to help professionalize and grow the organization.
Please join us in celebrating Mike Hall’s life and community impact by helping us plant 5000 native hardwood tree seedlings at the ParkLands Foundation Lexington Preserve this spring 2023. Please donate generously within your means to support this project and/or volunteer to help plant trees at workdays in April and May 2023!