Petition Closed
Petitioning Chicago Park District

Stop the removal of trees along the Chicago River

Unless you act by Sept. 13, the Chicago Park District will remove every tree from the riverbank in Horner Park. 

This is no exaggeration. Every. Tree. GONE.

The Chicago Park District has scheduled EVERY TREE on the west bank of the Chicago River from Irving Park to Montrose for total removal. 

Not one is "invasive". These are indiginous maples, honey locusts, elders, lindens. Even oaks. EVERY TREE. GONE.

There wil be no cover from the stadium lights that blaze until 10:30 at night. No protection from the noise of public events. No shelter from the sand that blows from the sports fields. 

No scenery, no Wildlife Sanctuary, no shade for canoeists and kayakers. No beauty, no birds. NO TREES.

After Sept 13, there will be no way to stop them. 

But there is stuill time. Call your Alderman. Call your Congressman. Call the Park District. Write the Department of Natural Resources. Tell them you want this plan to remove the trees....GONE!

Alderman Ameya Pawar (47th Ward):773-868-4747
Alderman Deb Mell (33rd Ward): 773-478-8040
Congressman Mike Quigley: 773-267-5926
Michael kelly (Chicago Park District): 312-742-7529

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Office of Water Resources
2050 W. Stearns Rd.
Bartlett, IL 60103

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Letter to
Chicago Park District
Stop the removal of trees along the Chicago River.