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Ravine 8 Highland Park

AUTHORITY: 

Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration, (Section 506, WRDA 2000)

DESCRIPTION:  

The Ravine 8 project, located in Highland Park, Illinois, includes a study that will investigate the restoration of five acres of ravine and defragmentation of the stream so Lake Michigan fishes can use it for spring spawning and juvenile nursery habitat.

BENEFITS

Benefits include stabilized coastal communities and restored native plant communities along Lake Michigan, nearshore fish habitat, and migratory and resident bird habitat. The project increased connectivity by removing obstructions or providing passage, and will enhance communities of aquatic species, especially fish.

COSTS:

Total Project Cost:

 $1,900,000

Federal Cost:

 $1,235,000

Non-Federal Cost:

 $665,000 

*This project was funded with Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds.

STATUS:  

A five-year construction contract was awarded in September 2015. The project reached physical completion in summer 2020, and was turned over to the nonfederal sponsor, the City of Highland Park, in fall 2020.