Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Old business on Nov. 8, 2012 council agenda: Concerned neighbors of the proposed development could buy the property and preserve the urban nature area to avoid this or an even more intrusive project from destroying the habitat forever

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Beautiful forest, savannah, highland prairie and perched wetland habitat
Geologist Richard Russell finds sandstone dominating surface
Huge detention pond on east side of project site could be a huge rain garden
Perched wetland on otherwise high, dry mountain tops recharge groundwater and reduce siltation and flooding in the Illinois River watershed 
AHD  dredged and rerouted Lynn Creek, which runs north along western edge of land proposed for more housing, making protection of riparian zone and steep hillside more important if project is approved. 

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