Working in the Park removes leaves with a blower

Thank you for your recent column [Give us a break: Ban leaf blowers, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Nov. 3] decrying gas-powered leaf blowers. Apart from the extremely annoying, ever-present, needless attack on our eardrums and peace of mind, your confirmation of the extreme levels of noxious emissions is very compelling.

My question is what can be done?

I have not been engaged in local civic matters, to this point. Are you aware of any organized effort to change our village’s position on this nuisance? Do you have any suggestion on how join in a discussion?

Dave Crossett, Oak Park

Editor’s note: Contact Village Trustee Susan Buchanan (, and the Oak Park Environment and Energy Commission (Laura Derks,, which is studying a ban.

Also, Go Green Wilmette and Winnetka are sponsoring a multi-village leaf blower virtual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Contact Beth Drucker ( for more information and the link.

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