Ferguson, Ray and Charlotte – 2014

Ferguson, Ray and Charlotte

“Ray and Charlotte Ferguson and Rock River Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones, who exemplified Atwood’s passion for land preservation, were recipients of the Seth B. Atwood Memorial Park and Conservation Service Award.”

“The award, presented annually as Earth Day, is given annually and jointly by the Rockford Park District and the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District.¬† The placques are given to an individual or organization for exceptional contributions in providing facilities, programs, or services in parks, recreation and conservation.”

“The Fergusons, married 38 years, have made many contributions¬†to Winnebago County, such as the reconstruction of Historic Macktown, , Winnebago County first settlement; a donation of one-half the value of 60 acres making possible the Rockton sports fields; buying the 80.5 acre Grove Creek Forest Preserve on behalf of the Forest Preserve District until a grant to secure the property could be secured; and a significant monetary gift to the Winnebago Country Forest Preserve District, which made possible the purchase of the 525-acre property of former Rep. Dave Winters.”

Source: Rockford Register Star April 25, 2014