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COMMISSIONER SEAN MORRISON’S STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF FY2021 COOK COUNTY BUDGET

November 24, 2020

Orland Park, IL – The FY2021 Cook County Budget was formally presented today to the Board of Commissioners for passage. The budget was successfully passed on a 17-0 unanimous vote which included the support of Commissioner Sean Morrison. The FY2021 budget is the third county budget which Commissioner Morrison has voted in the affirmative to support since 2015. Below, please...

2021 FPDCC Permits Will Be Available For Purchase Beginning At 8AM On Monday, November 16, 2020

November 13, 2020

2021 permits will be available for purchase beginning at 8am on Monday, November 16, 2020. On that day, permits will only be available for purchase online or by telephone. No in-person sales will be take place on Monday, November 16. Permits can be purchased online at www.fpdcc.com/permits or over the phone by calling 800-870-3666, option 1. Note: due to anticipated...

Elizabeth Conkey Woods, Bergman Slough Granted Increased Protections

November 13, 2020

Two new sites in the Forest Preserves of Cook County were granted increased protections by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission for being high-quality or important habitats. Elizabeth Conkey Woods near Palos Heights was named an Illinois Nature Preserve, while Bergman Slough in Palos Park was named a Land and Water Reserve.Elizabeth Conkey Woods Nature Preserve—a 180-acre portion of Elizabeth Conkey...

Statement on Public Safety Measures In Response to Potential Election Day Unrest

November 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: With news stories across the country, including Chicago, reporting on massive safety precautions being taken by businesses and residents, it’s disconcerting to see so many cities ‘boarding up’ their downtown districts. After a summer of chaos and destruction, this situation raises a legitimate question to the elected leadership charged with providing safety for the public. Will Mayor...

Recorder of Deeds is now offering Veterans and active duty service members’ the ability to register online for the Cook County Military and Discount Card

October 16, 2020

https://www.cookrecorder.com/militarydiscount/

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Elizabeth Conkey Woods, Bergman Slough Granted Increased Protections

Two new sites in the Forest Preserves of Cook County were granted increased protections by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission for being high-quality or important habitats. Elizabeth Conkey Woods near Palos Heights was named an Illinois Nature Preserve, while Bergman Slough in Palos Park was named a Land and Water Reserve.

Elizabeth Conkey Woods Nature Preserve—a 180-acre portion of Elizabeth Conkey Forest Preserve— features mesic woodland, mesic floodplain forest and sedge meadow. Numerous native and migrating birds have been spotted at the site, including woodpeckers, nuthatches, vireos, 19 species of warblers and northern waterthrush.

Bergman Slough Land and Water Reserve has undergone restoration and prairie and savanna reconstruction efforts since 2001; the site now contains restored prairie, savanna and marsh habitat. Located next to Cap Sauers Holding Nature Preserve, Bergman Slough Land and Water Reserve provides good quality habitat for 21 wildlife species in greatest need of conservation, as well as protects headwaters of Sagawau Canyon Nature Preserve located northwest of the site.

With the recognition of these two sites, the Forest Preserves of Cook County now manages 26 dedicated Illinois Nature Preserves and five Illinois Land and Water Reserves—the most of any local entity in the state.
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Elizabeth Conkey Woods, Bergman Slough Granted Increased Protections

Two new sites in the Forest Preserves of Cook County were granted increased protections by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission for being high-quality or important habitats. Elizabeth Conkey Woods near Palos Heights was named an Illinois Nature Preserve, while Bergman Slough in Palos Park was named a Land and Water Reserve.
 
Elizabeth Conkey Woods Nature Preserve—a 180-acre portion of Elizabeth Conkey Forest Preserve— features mesic woodland, mesic floodplain forest and sedge meadow. Numerous native and migrating birds have been spotted at the site, including woodpeckers, nuthatches, vireos, 19 species of warblers and northern waterthrush.
 
Bergman Slough Land and Water Reserve has undergone restoration and prairie and savanna reconstruction efforts since 2001; the site now contains restored prairie, savanna and marsh habitat. Located next to Cap Sauers Holding Nature Preserve, Bergman Slough Land and Water Reserve provides good quality habitat for 21 wildlife species in greatest need of conservation, as well as protects headwaters of Sagawau Canyon Nature Preserve located northwest of the site.
 
With the recognition of these two sites, the Forest Preserves of Cook County now manages 26 dedicated Illinois Nature Preserves and five Illinois Land and Water Reserves—the most of any local entity in the state.

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Thank you! Really tired of village's and towns replacing nature with so much concrete. Nice to see we still preserve areas.

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