Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 Board’s plan to spend about $35,000 fencing in what has become a neighborhood park continues to percolate.
This is in a neighborhood in which the Crystal Lake Park District does not have a park.
The edge of the park has some quite old trees (think well over 100 years old) that opponents think will be chopped to erect a 4-foot tall chain link fence.
An opponent writes:
I am shocked and upset that D47 would even consider tearing down decades old trees at Glacier Ridge Elementary to install an ugly chain link fence when there are non-destructive and far less expensive solutions.
The existing tree line was planted by the farmers years and years ago.
One tree is 175 years old!
Homeowners did not encroach on district land.
The school yard behind the homes was a farm when they built.
To spend money destroying nature when we need all the trees we can get to help aid a healthy environment for our community.
Not only that but what is the cost to rip out all this beauty especially when our teachers and students need PPE to safely return to school in the fall, which the district says they have no money for.
Keep the trees!
Keep students safe and healthy!
Keep the open space!!
Keep our air clean!!!