Elizabeth Bramsen named into the Illinois Conservation Foundation 2015 Outdoors Hall of Fame

On the eve of TBetsy ICF award2hursday, September 24th, Elizabeth (Betsy) Hamill Bramsen, along with two other Illinois residents, was  inducted into the 2015 Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame at the Illinois Conservation Foundation Induction Ceremony and Fundraising Dinner.  Betsy also received the Chairman’s award from Wayne Rosenthal for her efforts on behalf of youth conservation education.

Betsy is a founding board member at Barrington Area Conservation Trust and has been instrumental in our work in and around the Barrington communities.  Betsy has helped develop the Barrington High School Conservation Leadership Project that is helping students develop meaningful connections to nature through classroom and field experiences.


In 2001, Betsy supported the Brookfield Zoo’s Hamill Family Play Zoo that boasts hands-on, interactive programs that teach children about nature and conservation.  Children are encouraged to “dig in the dirt and get muddy,” she said.  In July, she opened Hamill Wild Encounters at the zoo.

Click here to learn more about Betsy and her wonderful contribution to the preservation of our natural world.

To learn more about the work of the Illinois Conservation Foundation please visit their website at www.ilcf.org.