COS and BCN representatives (Bird Conservation Network of which COS is a member organization) attended the Cook County Forest Preserve District's Miller Meadow open house. We commented on the Miller Meadows CCFPD plan and in general on behalf of birds, bird watching and natural areas in the plans in July. Miller Meadow has specifically set aside a meadow area for some plant restoration work, a trail on the peripheral and a viewing platform. Thanks to input from the Gyllenhaals (Ethan monitors this meadow), COS was able to provide specific information on changes that would enhance the area for birds and birders.
We encourage you to advocate these ideas in similar recreational plans for natural areas.
- post contributed by Nancy Tikalsky