(Patty Wetli / WTTW News), Neighbors were shocked in early January when scores of trees were cut down in Legion Park as the first step of a riverbank restoration project. River Park's restored riverbank on the right, with the untouched west bank on the left. ... please reconsider your travel plans to avoid spreading COVID-19 to rural communities with fewer available healthcare resources. They’ll be replaced by 277 trees and shrubs — species will include oaks, sycamore and buttonbush — 950 plugs of native plants per acre and 56 pounds of native seed per acre. Amazing trail and Sculptures. With a screen of foliage removed in Legion Park, residents now have a clear view of Northside College Prep, which some say looks like a factory. A popular hiking trail on the North Shore is temporarily closed because of icy conditions. Neighbors were shocked in early January when scores of trees were cut down in Legion Park as the first step of a riverbank restoration project. Community parks located in the Village include: Henry A. Proesel Park, 7030 N. Lincoln Ave. Proesel Park includes an Aquatic Center, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer field, outdoor fitness equipment, two full basketball courts, children’s playground area, picnic facilities, pergola sitting area, three lighted tennis courts, in-lin… Some North Shore visitors trashing trails, campsites Derek Chauvin's wife is seeking both of their homes in her divorce petition Minnesota sets ambitious new target for COVID-19 cases The 2 mile portion we walked was just that "a walk" - not a hike. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News), The earth-moving portion of the project in Legion Park is nearly completed. More North Shore Channel Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Skokie, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. District of North Vancouver council says it’s time to tame Mount Seymour. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News) Nice scenic trail with many artwork monuments to see along the way. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News) jQuery(document).ready(function() { March 11, 2020 Limited Visitation, Controlled Access, and Prevention. The North Shore Channel Trail extends from the junction of Green Bay Road and McCormick Boulevard in northern Evanston to the junction of Lawrence Avenue and Francisco Avenue in Chicago. The road is all paved but a bit on the bumpy side for all you bicyclists. I took the trail slow enough to enjoy the spectacular art. Will have to stop to cross a few major intersections, but other than that, not crowded at all. Trails. The trails don’t go too far in any direction which was a bummer. }); Soil is being trucked to Big Marsh park on Chicago's South Side, where it's being used to remediate land contaminated by industry. The east bank of the North Shore Channel has been stripped of foliage in Legion Park as part of a habitat restoration project. The waterway is undeveloped on both sides. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News) Andre Vasquez said there may be an opportunity to create a mural or mosaic. Having fielded a number of these complaints, Vasquez said his office was looking into ways to make the western bank more attractive, including scrubbing the retaining wall and turning it over to muralists. Neighbors complain that the removal of trees and shrubs has laid bare "eyesores" on the opposite bank, including Northside College Prep, a CTA bus barn and a Marines Corps Reserve Training Center. Learn more (Patty Wetli / WTTW News), The bank of Legion Park. Find hotels, events, detailed area information and many things to do around Lake Tahoe. Run Here: North Shore Channel Trail Trail stretching from Albany Park to Evanston offers plenty of variety Published July 15, 2014 • Updated on July 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm We were looking for a hike in a more woodsy area. Six negative and six positive results were linked to the wrong names on the North Island Zoe Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter; Dec. 11, 2020 5:30 a.m. News (Patty Wetli / WTTW News), Contact Patty Wetli: @pattywetli | (773) 509-5623 |  [email protected]. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News) The work in Legion Park is the final phase of a five-year project, but a lack of communication left many neighbors in the dark. The stripping away of Legion’s thicket of trees and brush has laid bare a view of the North Shore Channel’s western bank, which is not parkland. Several improvements are expected to be completed in the fall of 2019, including the Lincoln Village Pedestrian Bicycle Bridge and the 312 RiverRun and its Riverview Bridge. North Shore Channel Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Skokie, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. In North America, we are still permitted to go outside. Remaining trees along the water's edge will be removed. At this point in the pandemic a number of people are running out of Covid creativity. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News), The size of some of the trunks led neighbors to believe the trees were "old growth," but Park District staff said cottonwoods grow extremely quickly, and the trees were relatively young. Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. It is like a mini nature reserve in the middle of a dense urban area. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News) March 17, 2020 A Letter from Our President and CEO, Harry Weis. “The Park District is not just interested in nature, but in connecting people to nature,” Umek said. The “monstrous” school “looks like a factory,” light pollution from the CTA site has become an issue, and a retaining wall along the western bank has been blanketed with graffiti, neighbors said. The restoration project will replace invasive species with native plants, providing food and habitat for wildlife while also combatting erosion. speed: 800, Great spot for a bike outting. Bike trail was great. file photo Kevin Hill, North Shore News. nav: true, Volunteers will be gathering data on how … North Shore Rescue is the first search and rescue group in Canada to use a night vision imaging system (NVIS) to better equip them in nighttime operations, according to the provincial ministry of public safety. “As far as I’m concerned, we lost [property] value and we lost privacy,” Peter Migely said. Â. Plan the perfect Lake Tahoe vacation. My regular jogging route. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News) Venting at a recent community meeting hosted by Ald. Several segments of the trail, totaling over 29 miles, are complete. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News), The work in Legion Park is the final phase of a five-year project, but a lack of communication left many neighbors in the dark. ... of “nature preserve on the south side of the park and metro park on the north shore.” ... more of our reporting on Coronavirus in North Carolina. There was already a continuous 1.7 mile trail running through parks along the east bank of the North Branch and North Shore Channel from just north of Lawrence Avenue to Lincoln Avenue at Kedzie. The Chicago river is dammed on all sides so the water is still -- and sometimes stagnent. This is wonderful kayaking loop. “The dam removal overshadowed that there was more to come,” said Lauren Umek, project manager with the Park District. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left;width:100%;font-weight:normal;}, The Great Chicago Fire: A Chicago Stories Special, River Riparian Connectivity and Habitat Restoration, Parks and Preserves Are Still Open. Kept having to turn around because we would hit the highway. ]]> The crown jewels of our park system are our two community parks. “It’s been coming our way for a long time and we’ve been anxiously awaiting our turn,” he said.Â,