Fabyan East woods covers more than 100 acres and is one of the largest solid blocks of oak-hickory woods owned by the district.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Rick Nagel
Monday, November 19, 2012
Fabyan East Forest Preserve will look decidedly different, come Saturday afternoon. That’s because Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County will host the first of three restoration workdays planned for this year, at the preserve. Staff and volunteers are going to begin the first phase of removing non-native, invasive brush such as buckthorn and honeysuckle, as well as remove any litter throughout the old woodland. The brush cutting will eventually open up the view into the preserve from Route 25. “Acorns annually drop from the canopies of the giant oaks here, but the nuts don’t grow into trees due to the intensive shade. Oaks need full sun to survive,” said Drew Ullberg, director of natural …
Can Kane County possibly be serious about allowing mountain biking in a forest preserve?
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Dear Patch Editor, There seems to be more interest in the Fabyan Forest Preserve Woods than the old oak trees have seen in many years. The trail leading into the woods on the east side of the forest preserve in Geneva has a sign posted: "NO BIKES ALLOWED." Yet, as we walk the woods, some walking slower than others, we are frequently forced to move quickly to the side of the trail because mountain bikers are riding these woods illegally. Now the Chicago Area Bike Club (CAMBr) is asking the Kane County Board to construct mountain bike trails in these woods. And yes, CAMBr members speak publicly about riding in these woods. Can the Kane County Board possibly be considering rewarding this illegal behavior? That is not what we teach our …