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posted: 12/8/2013 4:40 AM

Better plan needed for Armstrong Park

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Better plan needed for Armstrong Park

Sixteen-foot berms around retention basins in Armstrong Park in Carol Stream? Really? They will keep the walking path around the outside of the berm, but so what? If there's no water, or no water visible from the path, the park loses its best feature.

What will happen to the ducks and geese, dinner-plate-sized soft shell turtles, great blue herons, green herons and egrets, the kingfishers, various hawks and frogs? What about the migrating ducks in the spring like the blue-winged teals, mergansers and buffleheads I saw? What will be there for them? What will be there for those of us who use the park?

Flood control in that area is very needed, but must we turn a neighborhood park into an industrial looking park? How sad. There must be a better way to integrate the need for flood control, needs of the wildlife, and enjoyment of the users. A sixteen-foot berm addresses only flood control. What about the rest of us?

Carol Minix

Carol Stream

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