Your Action Needed
Forest Preserve Referendum on the March ballot
Contact Cook County President Preckwinkle and your Commissioner to Vote in favor of putting the Forest Preserve Referendum on the March ballot.
The board must take action to support this initiative at their October 2019 board meeting in order for all of us to have the opportunity to vote on this in March. Please call or email now:
- President Toni Preckwinkle at 312-603-6400.
- Your Commissioner. Find your District here: Chicago or Suburbs
Sign a petition to protect Montrose Beach Piping Plovers
In June of 2019, a pair of federally-endangered Great Lakes Piping Plovers laid eggs on Montrose beach.
A music festival, Mamby on the Beach, has applied for a permit to bring 50,00 people to the beach. CAS, COS and Illinois Ornithological Society request that it be moved.
Restore Protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Believe it or not, some of the birds that migrate through Chicago rely on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge has never been in greater danger, as the administration continues the rush to open it to oil drilling. But there's hope. A new bill in Congress would restore longstanding protections to the Refuge. Visit the Audubon Action Center by clicking the link below.
Support a Chicago Bird-Friendly Design Ordinance
The numbers are staggering. In North America alone, it is estimated that as many as 1 billion birds—yes, 1,000,000,000!—are killed each year by collisions with buildings. In just the Chicago Loop, more than 26,000 dead birds were collected over a ten-year period - and many more deaths were undetected.
It's not a small problem.
Visit Bird Friendly Chicago for a sample letter to your alderman.
Other Current Bird Conservation Actions
This directory has links to action alerts about other current bird conservation issues.