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Looking for a place to recycle your tree after the holiday?


Northern Harrier Lake is the new name for the “Bluff City” Lake at Pratts Wayne Woods Forest Preserve. I am planning a “Christmas Tree Drop Off” Program on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 8am to noon. We will be collecting and recycling trees for fish cribs at the lake. I will be looking for volunteers for this program.


The location of the lake is on south side of Stearns Road between Munger Road and Powis Road, just east of the railroad tracks in the Bartlett, Illinois area. Main north and south State routes are Route 59 to the east and Route 25 to the west. It is about 1.3 miles east of the Pate Phillips State Park.


This year we completed removing the islands and planting emergent’s on the two under water islands. 4,000 Smallmouth Bass were stocked in July. This fall we stocked 5,700 Yellow Perch and 500 Walleye. Plans are being made to open the lake to the public around July 4, 2009.


Thanks you for your organizations support and have a great holiday.



Don LaBrose


Fisheries Biologist


Office of Natural Resources - Ecology




A few volunteers are needed for this project. We will be helping folks unload the trees from their vehicles and dragging them (the trees) to the staging area by the shoreline. Feel free to respond here if you can lend a hand.


For more information about this ongoing project..... http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/foru...?showtopic=2505

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  • 3 weeks later...

Our work just got easier! Spoke with LaBrose today and he said rather then dragging the trees down to the lake we'll be putting them on a trailer. Most of the crib work will be on the south side of the lake and it's just too far to drag them over there. Don LaBrose will have a few volunters as well.


Thanks in advance!


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