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COMMUNITY INVITED TO NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY WORKDAY

Monday, September 19, 2005
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County, Illinois. Cook County Forest Preserve District Commissioner Larry Suffredin, 13th District, is co-sponsoring at workday at Somme Woods in honor of National Public Lands Day.  Commissioner Gregg Goslin, 14th District, and the North Branch Restoration Project are the other co-sponsors for the event.

Event: National Public Lands Day Workday at Somme Woods
Date: September 24, 2005
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Directions:  Somme Woods is located in Northbrook. From the Edens Expressway, take Dundee Road two miles west and turn right into the Somme Woods parking lot (just before the light at Waukegan Road).
Participants: Commissioners Larry Suffredin & Gregg Goslin and North Branch Restoration Project
Press  Contact:  Commissioner Larry Suffredin Day of event, cell phone: 847-767-9168
 * This event will provide numerous photo opportunities.

Volunteers are welcome for as long as they wish to participate. All equipment and supplies will be provided.  The workday will be held rain or shine.  To register your participation or for more information, contact Michelle Devine at 312-603-6383 or by email at mdevine@suffredin.org.

Commissioner Suffredin commented, “Our Forest Preserves are vital to our local communities both for the open spaces they provide and for the role they play in our regional ecosystem. I am pleased to be co-sponsoring this workday and encourage local residents to join us.”

At its September 2005 Board Meeting, the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring September 24, 2005 National Public Lands Day in Cook County.  The resolution encourages Cook County residents, staff and Commissioners to participate in National Public Lands Day by volunteering at a work site, visit www.npld.com for information.

September 24, 2005 will be the 12th annual National Public Lands Day. The event is sponsored nationally by Toyota and includes the participation of the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Defense, the National Park Service, the Tennessee Valley Authority, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the USDA Forest Service.  It has become an annually anticipated event for local participation on publicly held lands across the Country.  For more information, visit www.npld.com.



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