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Articles filed under Kane County Forest Preserve District

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  • Aurora Sportsmen’s Club sued over contamination at Sugar Grove site Jul 1, 2014 8:10 PM
    The Illinois Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club, seeking damages and clean up of lead shot deposited on several acres at the Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, where the club used to shoot until five years ago. The club's president said its aware of the situation and has been working with authorities to resolve the matter.

  • Longmeadow Parkway construction might result in more winter fun Jun 27, 2014 11:02 AM
    Nature lovers may not be a big fan of the plan to send the Longmeadow Parkway right through the middle of Brunner Forest Preserve. But there may be at least one benefit for fans of outdoor activity. There will be so much surplus soil at the site that officials think it can be used to add new recreation opportunities at the nearby Raging Buffalo, primarily a new sledding hill.

  • World traveler, birder, teacher and naturalist: Jack Pomatto Jun 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    Losing a friend is a tough experience. Losing a friend who was an inspiration, a mentor, and a champion for the natural world is exceptionally hard. Retired naturalist Jack Pomatto of St. Charles died on June 12, after a valiant fight against cancer. The loss is felt by many in the naturalist community and in the community at large.

  • County diverts golf improvements to clear way for cross country Jun 7, 2014 8:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners signaled Friday that plans for a new cross country track at the former Settlers Hill landfill will both pick up speed and take precedence over golf course improvements. However, both projects will see significant progress this year.

  • Biggest Kane County forest project for 2014 might get more expensive May 31, 2014 8:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District officials recently learned the most expensive project in the 2014 budget, a natural resources center at the Meissner-Corron Preserve, may cost twice as much as planned.

  • Mountain biking might expand in Raceway Woods May 29, 2014 4:39 PM
    The relationship between the Kane County Forest Preserve District and a group of local mountain biking enthusiasts is so successful commissioners may give the group another 1.3 miles and 10 years to tool around in the Raceway Woods Forest Preserve near Carpentersville.

  • Wild geraniums herald the arrival of spring in Fox Valley woods May 29, 2014 10:13 AM
    Wild geranium is one of the highlights of the woodland flora right now, in full bloom in many forest preserves. It’s a distant cousin of the typical potted geraniums sold in garden stores.

  • Police: Elgin man slapped women on Fox River Trail May 15, 2014 12:43 PM
    An 18-year-old is accused of slapping the behinds of two women as he rode his bike along the Fox River Trail in South Elgin last month. Ulises C. Bibriescas, of Elgin, is charged with aggravated battery in a public place and is due in court June 26.

  • Trees removed from Great Western Trail May 14, 2014 4:22 PM
    Several trees were removed Wednesday near the Great Western Trail in St. Charles. Users of the trail should be aware of construction work the next couple days.

  • Kane forest district dumps lobbyist May 2, 2014 5:12 PM
    The job of bringing state money back to the Kane County Forest Preserve District will now fall to commissioners themselves, now that they decided to go without a lobbyist for the first time in at least 15 years.

  • Kane County forest commissioners might expand deer hunting Apr 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Deer hunters wrapped up their first full season of archery in two Kane County Forest Preserves by bagging 25 deer. Two of those tested positive for chronic wasting disease, enough for commissioners to deem the program a success worth expanding. The district's deer experts say the local herd is in need of thinning, but deer fans have traditionally disputed that notion.

  • Learn about forest preserve summer camps at open house Apr 23, 2014 3:51 PM
    Stop by Creek Bend Nature Center Saturday, April 26, to learn about Forest Preserve District of Kane County summer camp offerings. There's more to explore during Forest Preserve District summer camps for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children.

  • Parents can take kids to ‘Nature by Stroller’ series Apr 21, 2014 9:41 AM
    Moms or caregivers with infants or toddlers — bring young ones out on perhaps their first nature program, while you enjoy a leisurely walk through a forest preserve, during the Forest Preserve District of Kane County's "Nature by Stroller" program series.

  • Volunteers plant oaks in Kane County preserve Apr 19, 2014 7:47 PM
    Hundreds of volunteers left the beaten path and ventured into pastures of Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin Saturday for the second straight year to plant trees. More than 400 oak trees were planted into pre-dug holes at the Kane County Forest Preserve property.

  • Train to count rare plants for forest district Apr 18, 2014 2:40 PM
    Help the Forest Preserve District of Kane County monitor rare but important plant species through "Plants of Concern Training." Learn how to create ecological quadrants and use GPS to count blooms and stems for threatened and endangered plants. There will be classroom instruction followed by an outdoor field session.

  • Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree at Fitchie Creek in Elgin Apr 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.

  • Learn history of herbs at St. Charles workshop, take pot home Apr 11, 2014 4:13 PM
    Learn the history of common herbs and create a potted garden to take home during an April 19 "Herb Garden Workshop," offered by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.

  • Kane Co. forest district eyeing 37 acres in Big Rock Apr 10, 2014 12:46 PM
    About 37 acres of pristine woodland may soon become property of the Kane County Forest Preserve District with the help of a $389,200 grant from the state. The property is on the far western edge of the county, in the 300-acre Big Rock Creek watershed. Officials are still negotiating the final purchase price, but some of the cash will come from the district's 2011 tax increase referendum.

  • Pending deal would clear way for Settler’s Hill redevelopment Apr 9, 2014 6:48 PM
    Waste Management and Kane County officials could ink an agreement next month that will allow golf course improvements and work on a proposed cross country track at the old Setter’s Hill landfill to move forward. County board members viewed the pending agreement for the first time Wednesday.

  • Kane forest district makes deal with ComEd, may make another Apr 7, 2014 9:15 AM
    The Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve will be home to new ComEd power lines if Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners get their way, according to a new deal announced last Friday. And with some coaxing by the owners of the Deutsch Dairy Farm, the Burlington Prairie Forest Preserve might see similar lines.

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