Rock Island Residents Want Updated Campsites

Rock Island County, Ill., residents want to see more animals at Niabi Zoo, updated campsites at Loud Thunder, and improved hiking trails in all six county parks and forest preserves.

According to The Dispatch-Argus, those are findings from a public survey on the Forest Preserve District, with 78 % of the respondents saying they consider the parks an asset to the county, and 25% saying they visit the parks as often as they can.

The survey developed by MindFire Communications posed several questions about Niabi Zoo and the forest preserves of Loud Thunder, Illiniwek, Indian Bluff, Dorrance Park and Martin Conservation Area.

The survey was emailed to 12,000 Rock Island County residents and posted on Facebook. Paper surveys were available at the Rock Island Library, city and county buildings.

MindFire president Lynn Manternach said responses were gathered Oct. 2 to Oct. 20.

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