"The Benefits of Smart Forest Management" - Thinning trees intelligently and practicing informed forest stewardship can aid fire suppression as well as providing acres of compost for your farm or market garden. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Ping Tom Memorial Park’s 12-acre site at 300 West 19th Street in Chinatown was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River in the Armour Square community. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old railyard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of impressive river views. The park has a children’s playground, community gathering areas, and Chinese landscape design elements.
Mill Race monster of Columbus, Ohio. On November 1, 1974, the Columbus Police Department received a series of panicked reports from no less than two sets of eyewitnesses, all of whom claimed to have seen (& even been attacked by) a huge, bipedal, green-skinned monstrosity that took to skulking near the waterways inside Indiana’s 83-acre Mill Race Park. These encounters would alarm locals and lead to what some consider to be the biggest “monster hunt” in the history of the United States.