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Suffredin Joined by More Than 80 Volunteers for Local Work Day

Friday, May 07, 2004
Special to suffredin.org

On Saturday, May 1, 2004, Cook County Forest Preserve District Commissioner Larry Suffredin, 13th District, was joined by more than 80 volunteers for a workday at Miami Woods Forest Preserve in Morton Grove.


Volunteers cut and cleared large quantities of buckthorn, producing a brush pile that was 150 feet long beside the bike path. The volunteers also collected some 30 bags of garlic mustard and trash. "Removing invasive buckthorn and garlic mustard will return sunlight to the ground and encourage native flowers and grasses to recover," commented Miami Woods Master Steward Kent Fuller.


"Restoration activities and ongoing land management of our Forest Preserves are vital to maintaining healthy land, supporting animal habitats, and preserving the fragile local ecosystem," Commissioner Suffredin told volunteers.


Kent and Jerry Fuller, Stewards at Miami Woods, along with volunteers from the North Branch Restoration Project, Friends of the Morton Grove Forest Preserves, and Friends of the Forest Preserves helped Commissioner Suffredin organize the volunteer workday.


Volunteers included youth and adults from Senn High School located in Chicago, New Trier High School, Glenview Boy Scout Troop #56, Chicago Wilderness, and concerned citizens from the 13th District.
Please click the following link for high-resolution photos: http://www.suffredin.org/main/photos.asp.


Commissioner Suffredin Calls for More Volunteers for May 16 Work Day


Following up on the success of the Miami Woods workday, Commissioner Suffredin calls on local residents and youth to join him for a second workday on Sunday, May 16.


Sunday, May 16 - (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Harms Woods - Located in Glenview; Meet in the parking lot located just south of Glenview Road and two blocks north of Old Orchard Road.


All equipment and supplies will be provided. The workday will be held rain or shine.


Volunteers of all ages are invited to join the May 16th workday. Community organizations with youth volunteers are requested to provide adult supervision for the youth. Please contact Michelle Devine by phone at 312-603-6383 or by email at mdevine@suffredin.org by if you plan to participate in the workday.



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