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Sun, Sep 10


The Forge: Lemont Quarries

2023 Weeds to Seeds Fundraiser

Gather among fellow curious, action-oriented nature enthusiasts for an unforgettable outdoor dining experience and fundraiser supporting environmental restoration and education.

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2023 Weeds to Seeds Fundraiser
2023 Weeds to Seeds Fundraiser

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2023, 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The Forge: Lemont Quarries, 227 Heritage Quarries Dr, Lemont, IL 60439, USA


About the event

Our twenty-year VISION is to help transform the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area into a place that supports the diversity of native plants, animals, and rare ecosystems while remaining a welcoming place for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature.

Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 to create an inviting outdoor education and public gathering space that can be enjoyed by all visitors to the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area. The project site is located north of the I&M Canal, on the south edge of Kreuger Quarry, and just east of Parking Lot 2 and the second footbridge leading into The Forge: Lemont Quarries.

Can't join us? Please consider making a DONATION instead.​

Your generous contributions will support the completion of four key projects at the site:

  • The addition of a new covered pavilion that will be available for public use
  • The addition of limestone stair cases enabling easy access to the quarry shelves below the site
  • The clean up and restoration efforts of one of the last remaining 19th century home sites in the quarries
  • The removal of invasive tree and plant species and subsequent planting of natives in the area

Marquee Sponsorship Opportunities Include: Nature Pavilion Partner: $50,000 Homestead Healer: $15,000 Trail Builder: $15,000 Get in touch for more information and sponsor benefits


  • Seedling Ticket

    Ticket for a single guest to attend the Weeds to Seeds fundraiser.

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  • Sapling Sponsor

    This ticket entitles you and a guest to attend Weeds to Seeds Special Benefit: Recognition on our website as a Sapling Donor

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  • Forest Sponsor

    This event sponsorship ticket entitles to you 6 seats (a full table) at Weeds to Seeds as well as recognition as a sponsor of the event, logo placement on our website for 12 months, shout-outs in social media and email messages, sponsor signage at the event, and special mention on a commemorative plaque once the project is complete.

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