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Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Assists with Tornado Damage Clean-up

 The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County has donated materials, equipment and staff labor to assist with cleanup  and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the April 9th storm damage. On April 13th, two truckloads of surplus fencing material were transported to Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere where storm damage had wiped out buildings and enclosures. The donation of fencing materials allowed surviving animals to be safely held until permanent structures are rebuilt.

On April 17th, FPWC’s arborists and  a technician were dispatched to the town of Fairdale to assist with the cleanup of debris. FPWC’s three staff, a bucket truck, skid steer and dump truck were at the scene all day on April 17th and will be dispatched again to Fairdale on April 20th.

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County executive director Mike Holan says, “I know that the cleanup effort needed specialized heavy equipment and people that know how to run it. We were able to spare ours for a couple days, so I decided we should lend a hand. We want to be good neighbors.”