Forest Preserve District Interest Group
Monitor the Forest Preserves in relation to the Next Century Conservation Plan and what the plan calls for by tracking the priority actions and initiatives: significant commitment to restoring habitat to robust ecological health and to acquiring and protecting more land making the Forest Preserves more inviting and accessible to all Cook County residents
In 2022, the LWV Cook County Board and all 14 local Leagues supported the referendum to increase the tax levy for the Forest Preserve District. The increase in revenue will help:
* capture water and thereby minimize flooding
* protect wildlife habitat and native flora and fauna and remove invasive species
* create jobs for our communities particularly in disadvantaged communities
The Forest Preserve Interest Group led an effort to educate voters about the importance of the referendum and the value of the Forest Preserves.
We organized guided walks in the Forest Preserves throughout Cook County and
provided programs to Local Leagues explaining the importance of the referendum.
On Tuesday, November 8, voters across Cook County Voted Yes for Clean Air, Clean Water, and Wildlife.
The Next Century
Please contact Laura Davis