Illinois Preserve May Revamp Campsites
The Kane County Forest Preserve District near Geneva, Ill., is looking at revamping its campgrounds.
The changes being considered include closing Buffalo Park at Algonquin, a campground in the far north end of the county beset by flooding problems, and opening a new campground in the Grunwald Forest Preserve near Sugar Grove, according to The Courier News, Elgin, Ill.
Members of a special subcommittee on campgrounds met Friday (Oct. 5) to look at the state of preserve campsites, and to consider recommendations. Forest district staff will return with more definite plans based on Friday's discussion for possible subcommittee recommendations.
Members of the subcommittee said they liked the idea of camping at Grunwald, although at least one forest preserve commissioner is afraid of what the district might do to the environment in the interest of developing a campsite.
Commissioner Paul Greviskes said he thinks a plan to block a stream to help feed a pond on the site will destroy the habitat in the stream.