Lincoln Square Neighbors Raising Money To Add Trees For Migratory Birds At River Park
by Alex V. Hernanadez / Block Club Chicago / July 21, 2022
Invasive trees were removed three years ago — but they were an important habitat for birds, neighbors said. They're fundraising to recreate that habitat with native trees.
LINCOLN SQUARE — Neighbors and bird watchers are raising money to restore native trees and plants to the River Park shoreline to serve as a habitat for birds.
The eastern shoreline of River Park, 5100 N. Francisco Ave., is where the North Shore Channel and the Chicago River North Branch converge, and it is an important habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife.
“There’s this big migration of birds … from Mexico and Central America coming up the middle of the country making their way to Canada,” said Judy Pollock, Chicago Audubon Society president. “Bright lights from the city draw birds off their migratory path, and, as a result, Chicago is an important place for migrating birds.” Read more HERE