More than 100 volunteers helped clean up Elmwood Dunes, removing brush and overgrowth on April 13, according to event organizers.
Friends of Elmwood Dunes, a group made up of people interested in the 80-foot wide and 600-foot long strip of lakefront property in Wilmette, held its first village sanctioned Elmwood activity last Sunday.
For photos, visit the group’s Facebook page: www.Facebook/WilmetteOpenlands
Last fall, members of the group walked the site with staff from Wilmette’s forestry division and engineering department to get a sense of the cleanups needed.
Last year, the village’s Municipal Service Committee recommended turning the Elmwood Avenue property into a public nature preserve, which would allow anyone to access the property from sunrise to sunset, would prohibit boat launchings and use of motorbikes and includes plans for a path to be built over or through the area’s nature preserve portion.
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