Past Advocacy Support
Thank You for Your Ongoing Support
✪Audubon Chicago Region. “The pond and surrounding woodland are truly special for the feeling they give of a sanctuary from the busyness of city life. The walk through a wood… to the pond allows for a transition into an enchanted space.”
✪Chicago Ornithological Society(COS). "Native habitats are beautiful to both human visitors and wild creatures, and the COS urges...the restoration for West Ridge Nature Preserve to transform a neglected park into a true nature preserve. The site has long been known to birdwatchers as an important stopover site, providing food, water and shelter to migrating birds, as well as a secluded urban refuge for nesting and wintering birds."
✪Neighbors of Edgewater West (NEW). "We are very excited that the City has purchased twenty acres from Rosehill cemetery to create a nature area that we are able to easily walk to and enjoy. The West Ridge Nature Preserve...should be maintained primarily to preserve wildlife habitat for viewing, nature appreciation and education, while preserving and enhancing maximum native biodiversity."
✪Neighbors of Elmdale & Thorndale (NET) Block Club. “We are very excited that the City has purchased twenty acres from the Rosehill cemetery to create a nature park that we are able to easily walk to and enjoy. There are no other passive nature parks within walking distance for our families.”
✪West Anderson Neighbors Together (WANT). “Given our close proximity, we are some of the Chicago citizens who would most greatly benefit from increased access to the Preserve. We believe, however, that the necessity of limiting human activities in order to promote the Preserve as a wildlife refuge outweighs any recreational needs. The primary purpose of the reserve should be to promote biodiversity and to support wildlife.”