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North Pond Restoration Update: June 2024

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Summer is almost here!

June is upon us and it is so lovely seeing all of the life coming out around North Pond! Our plantings and trees are growing in, duck and goslings have hatched and, along with their parents, can be seen throughout the Pond, and best of all, it’s wonderful seeing all of you walking around the Pond, enjoying our Nature Sanctuary and its wonderful views.

You’ll soon see the final significant planting begin in North Pond. In the next few weeks, temporary fencing will go up and 10,000 aquatic plugs will be planted in several zones in the pond. Fencing will only be placed in specific sections of the pond and will not be as extensive as last year.

You may have also noticed that in the last couple of weeks, there has been a bit of a buildup in algae in North Pond – giving it the green color you currently see. North Pond uses mixers to keep water flowing to ensure that the algae remains at acceptable levels. Right now, there is a known electrical problem with the mixers that the Park District is working to resolve. In the meantime we are looking for temporary solutions to reduce the algae level and will keep you updated on our website as we learn more. Stay tuned! 

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