Illinois: Cook County,imposes detecting ban in Forest Preserves
Urgent Infomation - Cook County Forest Preserve District Updates
Updated April 30
A phone conversation was held this afternoon with the CCFPD concerning the status of the changes to Section 3-3-14. The CCFPD confirms that the changes were approved on April 4rth and that the changes are in effect.
Posted April 29
The link below is to a Cook County Forest Preseve District "Post Board Action Report" dated April 4, 2012.
Cook County Forest Preserve District "Post Board Action Report"
Please read Item #2 and in particular the amendment that prohibits the use and possession of metal detectors on Cook County Forest Preserve District properties. The concerning language is from Section 3-3-14 and reads as follows:
"Section 3-3-14: INJURY OR DESTRUCTION TO FOREST PRESERVE PROPERTY. No unauthorized person shall in any Forest Preserve:
I. Use, possess or offer for use a mineral or metal detector, magnetometer, side scan sonar, other metal detecting device, or subbottom profiler on Forest Preserve District property nor shall any unauthorized person be allowed to excavate, remove, damage, alter or deface, or attempt to excavate, remove, damage, or otherwise alter or deface Forest Preserve District property in connection with or for the purpose of engaging in metal detecting activities. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Subsection shall be fined not less than seventy-five dollars ($75) or more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense."
MHRS supports adherence to all laws and ordinances. MHRS President Patrick Anderson recommends that MHRS members cease metal detecting activities on all Cook County Forest Preserve District Properties As always, govern yourself accordingly!