General Superintendant discusses future of Cook County Forest Preserve

March 28, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The Indian Road Woods in Cook County Forest Preserve.
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An exhibit at the Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum.
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General Superintendent Arnold Randall was recently appointed to head the Cook County Forest Preserve.
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Arnold Randall poses with volunteers.

Change is underway at the Cook County Forest Preserve. In December 2010, Arnold Randall was tapped to oversee the county’s 68,000 acres of land. Despite those hefty holdings, the Forest Preserve still has a low profile. Eight Forty-Eight decided to find out what the new Superintendent is doing to bring people back, and met up with Randall in the forest.

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