About Us

The Friends of Rocky Glen is a nonprofit organization formed in 2010 to protect Rocky Glen, a unique and historical geologic area in West Peoria, IL.  Private property was purchased by the City of Peoria in December, 2012 and deeded to the Peoria Park District to form Rocky Glen Park.  With community financial support, a parking lot and trails were established, including signage and memorial benches. Rocky Glen Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk.

In 2021, The FORG Board expanded our vision to include the 400 square miles of Kickapoo Creek watershed, located almost entirely within Peoria County. As part of that work, we host urban stream trash cleanups, educational events and a large annual late summer Kickapoo Creek Festival held at Wildlife Prairie Park. Our primary revenue source comes from selling native plants at farmers markets, beginning with Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Haddads Market, West Peoria in early May.

The Board of Directors is elected annually at our Annual Membership Meeting, usually in December or January. The Board then selects officers for the coming year. We pride ourselves on transparent finances and efficient use of donated funds and grants. We seek to build working coalitions among all the people of the watershed to promote sustainability in agriculture, our communities and in the natural world.

Board of Directors

        • David Pittman – President
        • Ed Stermer- Vice President
        • Lynn Dempsey – Secretary/Treasurer
        • Tracy Fox – Director
        • Barbara Pierce – Director
        • Cheryl Resnick – Director
        • Teresa Smith – Director
        • Clark Abraham – Director