TWiB Notes, Election Edition
A win for Forest Preserves of Cook County and thoughts about the race for Governor
Voters overwhelmingly supported a a tax referendum for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County on Tuesday, sweeping the measure to victory by a 2-to-1 margin. The impact will be meaningful for public lands that equate to the size of Arches National Park.
Here’s Arnold Randall, general superintendent of the forest preserves:
“We recognize your trust and will invest these extra resources thoughtfully and carefully,” Randall said. “Our work begins tomorrow on enacting plans to expand ecological restoration work, add more land to the preserve system, address critical long-term needs, continue to grow our programming and public outreach, and more.
“With the results we see tonight on the referendum, it’s clear that people deeply appreciate all the benefits the Forest Preserves of Cook County provides, starting with access to nature so close to home. It’s exciting to see.”