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A living laboratory along the shores of Lake Michigan

Northerly Island will act as a living educational spot as part of the world-renowned Museum Campus - also home to attractions like the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. The Corps leads the 40-acre habitat restoration project on land home to Chicago’s second World’s Fair, but more recently used for an airport. [Read More]
Published: Jul-17-14

Contract awarded for Burnham Prairie Annex ecosystem restoration project

The Chicago District awarded a contract for $1.2 million Sept. 30, 2013, to Industria Inc. for ecosystem restoration on 39 acres at Burnham Prairie Annex, one mile south of Chicago. The project includes removing invasive plants, performing prescribed burns, planting native species and monitoring the effectiveness of aquatic-plant-control techniques. [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-13

Corps awards contract for Rosewood Beach ecosystem restoration project

The Corps awarded a $7.34 million contract for the Rosewood Beach Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration project in Highland Park, Ill. Construction is set to begin late fall and end in 2018. Restoration includes new breakwaters for dune formation and native plantings, stream daylighting for fish habitat, and bluff and ravine restoration to improve this unique ecosystem. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-13

Natural treasures protected through GLFER and GLRI

Resources like the Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration program and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding allow the Corps of Engineers to protect and restore our natural treasures, from the smallest wetlands to our Great Lakes. The Chicago District manages an extensive ecosystem restoration program that restores and protects over 2,600 acres of streams, lakes and wetlands and opens up over 58 miles of free-flowing river. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-13

Corps signs project partner agreement for Rosewood Park ecosystem restoration project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Park District of Highland Park signed the Project Partnership Agreement for the Rosewood Park Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Project, July 25, 2013. [Read More]
Published: Jul-26-13