Trees Not Tees

On March 17, 2022, Kristy @EstherRawson shared a preliminary survey that described over 2800 heritage trees to be cut down for the combined Jackson Park/South Shore PGA-caliber golf course. The course has been in the works since the South Lakefront Framework Plan was released in 2018. We already knew about the planned destruction of the South Shore Nature Sanctuary but this newly FOIA’ed information brought the level of planned destruction to a new level. More discussion of the fight to save the Sanctuary was discussed on @CityCastChicago.

I believe it’s essential to stop this destruction. I’ve put together a collection of merch to help spread the word in Hyde Park’s 4th on 53rd parade. All proceeds will benefit the South Shore Nature Sanctuary.

When you get your merch, please review the links above and consider these talking points:

  • Chicago Parks District should stop the plan to remove 2800 heritage trees from Jackson Park
  • Money from the planned project should be used to improve existing facilities in Jackson Park and South Shore
  • Community golfers will be shut out of the course that they’ve come to know and love by periodic tournaments, inaccessible course design, and increased fees.

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