Nearby residents are livid over the Park District’s plan to close the zoo in Indian Boundary Park on the far North Side. They say the district has chronically underfunded the public asset that made their neighborhood unique.
Though the city of Chicago was built from a swamp, wetland remnants remain only in its most remote corners. Hegewisch Marsh is a prime example of a hemi-marsh, a mix of open water and stands of vegetation. A solar-powered pump could revive this refuge for rare birds and frogs.