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Meeting Name: Recreation Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/26/2021 9:40 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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20-0464 1 Position Paper: Nature-Compatible Recreation in the Forest Preserves of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Conservation and Policy Council Request: Receive and File Report Title: Position Paper: Nature-Compatible Recreation in the Forest Preserves of Cook County Report Period: N/A Summary: This is the third of four (4) position papers prepared by the Conservation and Policy Council to provide guidance regarding key issues that face the Forest Preserves. These position papers continue an important legacy of civic leadership related to the Forest Preserves. In 1959, an Advisory Committee paper stated, “The Board has kept in mind the fact that the great holdings of the District are the property of all the citizens of Cook County and has refused to dissipate them for community, municipal or other purposes not in the interest of the general public,” and that it takes “vigilance, effort and courage” to sustain and enforce these polices with firmness and resolution. This position paper reinforces and builds upon previous efforts. It recommends that the Forest Preserves prioritize nature-compatible recreation and oppose new uses that are not aligned with the Forereceive and filedPass Action details Not available