Friends of Rocky Glen Press Release – Oct-Nov 2013


An Illinois not-for-profit corporation

2422 W. Moss, West Peoria, IL. 61604 309/676-5237



For more information: Dave Pittman, 309/676-5237 or cell: 309/573-2354


Rocky Glen is entering the worlds of contemporary science and art. It will be discussed at a scientific conference in October, and an art work of Rocky Glen will be available in November.

Professor Ed Stermer of Illinois Central College’s Math, Science and Engineering Department will introduce Rocky Glen to the 125th meeting of the Geological Society of America, in Denver, Colo. on Oct. 27-30. Stermer describes Rocky Glen as a geoheritage site, with significant history and geology of interest to the world. Here’s a link to a summary of his presentation:

A light painting of Rocky Glen by Doug and Eileen Leunig, valued at $2,500, will be raffled at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Sky Harbor Steakhouse, 1321 N. Park Road. This event includes a wine tasting from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and a silent auction. Tickets on the Leuing art work are $5, and the winner need not be present to win. It is on display at Sky Harbor, where tickets also can be purchased. A flier on the painting is attached to the email with this message, and can be reproduced.

The Friends of Rocky Glen (FORG), is a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of a 70 acre natural area that includes a box canyon with 80 foot sandstone walls covered with carvings, seasonal waterfalls, rare plant communities and a history of coal mining and early labor union organizing efforts in Peoria. Fundraising is focused on providing funds to build a parking lot near the Rocky Glen trailhead.


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