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Fox Bluff master plan to get more time for public input

The public will get a second chance to weigh in on a not-yet-released master plan for the Fox Bluff Conservation Area.

Due to the amount of interest in the site's future, a second website viewing and comment period has been added to the timeline, McHenry County Conservation District spokeswoman Wendy Kummerer said.

A public viewing is still planned for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 20, now at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park. The online viewing and comment period will open the next day and run through Aug. 2.

The additional public input time pushes back when the plan will be presented to the district's board of trustees for a vote about two months to its Sept. 19 meeting.

The conservation district had presented a preferred plan and three alternatives, laying out possibilities for the Fox Bluff Conservation Area.

All the plans proposed providing kayak and canoe access at the Fox River along with a paved trail leading to a pier, recognizing the Gillilan farmstead as a historical area and developing a pedestrian trail system.

— Emily K. Coleman

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