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Saving the Prairie One Acorn at a Time

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Saving the Prairie One Acorn at a Time

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Saving the Prairie One Acorn at a Time

Saving the Prairie One Acorn at a Time

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As spring comes to the plains of Illinois, producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister visit a team of volunteers working to preserve the prairie. Mary Scott, 86, spends the day planting acorns that will one day become burr oak trees as part of the Nachusa Grasslands project.