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Since 2003, part of the Rogers Park, Chicago lakefront has been protected from mechanical beach cleaning by large machines.  This has allowed the gradual restoration of a native wilderness area in the city.  The dunes have slowly reformed and are now about six feet above the surrounding manicured beach.  One by one, native plant species are returning and are protected against being choked out by aggressive weed species until they are strong enough to survive on their own.