Herbicide Application at the Riverfront Restoration Site

From Nicole Roach at the USACE:

Today, September 9, 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released an advisory to notify the community that, beginning this fall and continuing through October 2018, herbicide application is scheduled for the Horner Park Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project. Under the authority provided by Section 206 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, the Corps may plan, design, and build projects to restore aquatic ecosystems for fish and wildlife.

Herbicides will only be applied by individuals licensed by the State of Illinois to apply pesticides, in accordance with EPA regulations. Herbicide use is necessary for the project but will be limited only to the control of plant species that are known to harm newly-establishing and existing native plant communities. Herbicides will be selectively applied by hand through backpack sprayers or hand-held spray bottles, minimizing impact to non-target plant species. All herbicides used will be applied in full compliance with recommended methods on the EPA-approved label instructions for that particular herbicide.

Toward the end of each week, the herbicide application schedule will be available for the week to follow. Those that want to be notified were asked to provide an email address to hornerparkinfo@usace.army.mil. Please note: Schedule may change due to weather.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (312) 846-5517.

Tags:

Comments are closed.

2021 Season for Summer Concert Series Announced – Support Campaign Begins

The last year has been a trying one for all of us, and we’re excited to be back with a […]

May 2021 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the May 2021 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here. Thanks to everyone who attended. Our next meeting will […]

Pitch in for the Parks @ Horner Park: Saturday, June 19

After our recent successful It’s Your Park Day event, Horner Park will be a host location for a Pitch in […]

April 2021 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the April 2021 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here.

It’s Your Park Day @ Horner Park: Saturday, May 22

Fresh off the heels of our successful Earth Day event, Horner Park will be a host location for the Chicago […]

Horner Park Earth Day 2021 Cleanup on Saturday, April 24

Join us at Horner Park from 9-11am on Saturday April 24 as we make our park cleaner and safer for […]