Some of those are delicate eco-systems impacted not only by development but our changing climate. But the Nature Conservancy is working with other organizations to protect those spaces.
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And they're involved in efforts to make sure people across the city have access to nature and the benefits it provides.
Here to talk about that work... Michelle Carr the Illinois State Director for the Nature Conservancy and Forrest Cortes, the Chicago Director of Community Engagement.
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