Habitat Restoration Work In Lighthouse Beach Area
The City of Evanston’s Forestry and Greenways Divisions have completed the first stage of habitat restoration work in the area encompassing a portion of the Lighthouse Beach dunes and Harley Clarke Mansion Council Circle. Work began the week of January 21 and occurred over several weeks.
The project included removing dead and dying ash trees, volunteer trees, and other non-native trees and vegetation, and addressing soil erosion around the Council Circle. The work site did not include the Harley Clarke Mansion manicured grounds.
Crews have completed tree and vegetation removal in the area, and have conducted some initial replanting. Replanting will continue later this spring as weather conditions improve and trees become available. (View photos.)
This habitat restoration work is essential to protecting and conserving this natural area, while also maintaining the site for safe recreational use. For more information, please call or text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 311 in Evanston.