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john and jane balaban, Contributor
E-mail address:
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City, state, country:
Skokie, Cook Co., Il

Jane is hospital pharmacist, retired. John is high school math and physics teacher, retired. Both are amateur botanist/naturalist(known locally in Chicago Wilderness as citizen scientists), active volunteers in natural area restoration primarily along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Volunteer Master Stewards for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County through the North Branch Restoration Project. Teach classes locally in native wildflowers and trees and dragonflies.