Cook County Forest Preserve District Commissioner Larry Suffredin, 13th District, is hosting a public forum on the upcoming improvements to Dwight H. Perkins Woods. 

“As we approach the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Cook County Forest Preserve District (CCFPD) in a meeting at Dwight H. Perkins’ house on Lincoln Street, I would like to take this opportunity to invite the public to a meeting to discuss refurbishing the trails and a restoration program that will remove diseased and invasive trees at Dwight W. Perkins Woods. This work should make Dwight H. Perkins Woods safer and an improved location to see increasing numbers of native trees, flowers and plants,” said Commissioner Suffredin. 

Dwight W. Perkins Woods is the only holding of the Forest Preserve District in Evanston.  The mission of the Forest Preserve District is to protect and preserve the natural forests and lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose of the education, pleasure, and recreation of the public. 

The public forum will be held on September 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm in the Lincolnwood Elementary School Auditorium (2600 Colfax Street). Members of the CCFPD leadership staff will be present. 

Commissioner Suffredin’s office is happy to assist Evanston residents with any concerns related to Dwight W. Perkins Woods, the Forest Preserve District or Cook County government, at 847-864-1209 or 312-603-6383.  For more information on Forest Preserve and County issues, please visit Commissioner Suffredin’s website, www.suffredin.org or the Forest Preserve website www.fpdcc.com