Morton Arboretum


Section 206, Water Resources Development Act 1996, as amended (Continuing Authority Program)

Project Description:

The Morton Arboretum project site is in Lisle, Illinois, on the DuPage River East Branch (DREB). The goal of this project is to improve fish and other aquatic habitat, while addressing streambank erosion. Project features include adding boulders and woody structures to the river; grading the banks back to a more natural slope, and stabilizing with native vegetation; and removing exotic vegetation from the floodplain and replanting with native vegetation.



Total shared cost: $5,311,267 million

Federal share: $3,452,323 million

Nonfederal share: $1,858,943

Current Status:

The construction contract was awarded on July 31, 2015. On April 29, 2021, the project was officially turned over to the nonfederal sponsor, Morton Arboretum, for routine inspection and maintenance.

Project Documents:

Feasibility Report Finding of No SIgnificant Impact (FONSI) - Appendix G

Design Documentation Report




Project Manager

Nicole Toth

Project Area

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