[BCNnet] Tribune article re funding problems at Tri-County Park
Randi Doeker - Chicago
rbdoeker at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 15 07:11:04 CDT 2005
The article is still on the Tribune site; just search on "Tri-County" .
From: bcnnet-bounces at ece.iit.edu [mailto:bcnnet-bounces at ece.iit.edu] On Behalf Of COszak at aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 6:58 PM
To: rbdoeker at yahoo.com; BCNnet at ece.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [BCNnet] Tribune article re funding problems at Tri-County Park
In a message dated 6/14/2005 8:10:16 AM Central Daylight Time, rbdoeker at yahoo.com writes:
Money running out for state prairie park
DuPage and state officials scramble to keep open the fledgling sanctuary in Bartlett
By John Biemer
Tribune staff reporter
June 14, 2005
The Indian and big bluestem grasses bend in the breeze. Beneath the chorus of sparrows and
red-winged blackbirds is the dull drumming of a woodpecker. A nest of great blue herons overlooks a
marsh created by a beaver dam.
Tri-County State Park in Bartlett offers a placid setting in a sea of suburbia, but now there's
also an air of uncertainty. Funding to operate the park, one of the closest state parks to downtown
Chicago, could run out by the end of the summer.
For the entire article, go to:
Randi and all,
I couldn't find the article on the web page that was given. Hopefully they removed it because from
my understanding it gave false information. It's true that the state did not budget for running
the Tri-County State Park for the remainder of the year. The DuPage County FPD has been running
the park with funds from the state. The FPDDC will continue to run the park at the same level from
the rest of the year using FPDDC funds. Hopefully the state will fund the park next year.
If your search picked up the article because of the title phrase 'fledgling sanctuary in Bartlett',
it has nothing to do with feathered fledglings.
Thank you for keeping us informed.
Salt Creek Watershed Network
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