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Aug 26, 2016
gracelandwest
Comments Off on LVHS Cheerleaders to lead GWCAFest Parade for all. Saturday 9-10

LVHS Cheerleaders to lead GWCAFest Parade for all. Saturday 9-10

Our 37th GWCAFEST is Saturday, September 10th. Cuyler and Greenview and Cullom and Greenview Kids and Pet Parades launch GWCAFest at 11:30 am and walk to Warner Park. Lake View High School Cheerleaders will lead our parades.

All neighbors from newborn to 111 are invited to participate in the Parade. If you live Warner or south, please meet at 11:25 at Cuyler and Greenview. If you live Berteau and north, please meet at Cullom and Greenview.

Costumes and decorated buggies, strollers, trikes and pets are encouraged. Please encourage your neighbors to join you. GWCAFest is from noon – 4 pm at Warner Park and is for all ages.

Aug 23, 2016
gracelandwest
Comments Off on Mosquito Abatement Spraying Tomorrow, 8/24

Mosquito Abatement Spraying Tomorrow, 8/24

We have received notice from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) about an upcoming mosquito abatement spraying that will be done in part of the 47th Ward, tomorrow, August 24. The area to be sprayed is north of Graceland West.
2016 spraying area

CDPH is continuing its efforts against West Nile virus. Based on results from its citywide mosquito surveillance program, CDPH has determined the need to spray to kill adult mosquitoes this week. Spraying will occur in parts of Rogers Park, West Ridge, Edgewater and Lincoln Square on the North Side (detailed map is below). Last week, CDPH received a report of the first case of West Nile Virus in Chicago resident. The individual, who is elderly, has since recovered.

The material being used to control the adult mosquitoes, Zenivex™, is approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been widely applied to control mosquitoes in outdoor residential and recreational areas across the city. The spray will be applied by licensed mosquito abatement technicians from Vector Disease Control International, a leader in the mosquito control industry. Guiding the crews through the streets will be supervisors from the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.

While the spray is not harmful to people or pets and is routinely sprayed in residential areas across the nation, residents of targeted neighborhoods may choose to stay indoors and close their windows while spraying is underway, as an extra precaution.

In addition to the city’s aggressive mosquito abatement and prevention efforts, CDPH continues to remind residents to take simple precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes that may carry the virus, including:

  • Use insect repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.
  • Eliminate standing water. This includes emptying water from flowerpots, gutters, pool covers, pet water dishes and birdbaths regularly.
  • Keep grass and weeds short to eliminate hiding places for adult mosquitoes.
  • When outside between dusk and dawn, wear loose-fitting, light colored clothing including long pants, long sleeve shirts, socks and shoes.
  • Check that all screens, windows and doors are tight-fitting and free of holes and tears.
  • Check on neighbors regularly who may need additional assistance, including the elderly.

Weather permitting, the spraying will begin at dusk and continue through the night until approximately 1:00am, with licensed mosquito abatement technicians in trucks dispensing an ultra-low-volume spray. Each year, CDPH conducts a comprehensive mosquito surveillance, prevention and control program to protect residents from West Nile virus and other diseases spread by mosquitoes.

For more information on this planned spraying, please click here.  GWCA neighbors, please report any standing water that remains 10 hours after a storm to 311, Alderman Pawar’s office and post on GWCA facebook with photos.

Upcoming Events

  1. Help GWCA & Grow add plants at LVHS (Ashland)

    October 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. GWCA Halloween Party at Warner Park

    October 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. GWCA Meeting – $20M LVHS Improvements – October 30th

    October 30 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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