Our guest speaker today (our first hybrid meeting) was Erik Spande, President, Illinois Prairie Path.
Founded in 1963, the Prairie Path is North America's first successful rails-to-trails conversion. Users of the Path enjoy the scenic 61 miles, which includes many Illinois recreated prairie restorations.The Path is surfaced primarily with a crushed limestone surface, which is easy on feet and bike tires alike, and sheds water quickly following rainfall.