May 072013

Come one, come all! Its that time of the year to lend a hand in cleaning a favorite local nature preserve—The Lucas Berg! Come on out from 9:00 to noon on Saturday, May 11, get a little dirty, have some fun and see the wildlife all while lending a hand (and some elbow grease) to beautify this local area of need. Refreshments and “ataboys” will be provided by the Life Safety Committee and Village of Worth leadership at high noon. Come out and lend a hand to keep this green space one of the most beautiful on the Southwest side.

The Lucas Berg is a site of some controversy, as the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been considering it as a repository site for contaminated dredge material from the Cal Sag project. The Life Safety Committee is working to promote its removal from the USACE’s list of placement property forever.

The Lucas Berg is a fragile ecosystem; flora and fauna have developed at Lucas Berg after 30 years of neglect by the USACE. The Lucas Berg hosts an abundance of fish and wildlife in a wetland that are currently not protected or recognized by the USACE, they will certainly be destroyed should the Life Safety Committee fail in its mission. To learn more about this project visit the Life Safety Committee. To lend a little help in the short-term, come on out for this clean up day on May 11. No RSVP required. Just come on out.