Tag Archives: Chicago

July 2nd 2015

Chicago Conservation Corps Removes Invasive Species

The Calumet Conservation Corps is a small group of people committed to removing invasive species in parks around Chicago. These ecosystems provide habitat for native wildlife and filter water on its way to Lake Michigan. The Conservation Corps also provides … Continue reading

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May 6th 2014

Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants Awarded to Cities in Michigan, New York, and Illinois

Since February, the Environmental Protection Agency has been steadily announcing awards for their Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure grants, funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These grants allow cities to invest in green infrastructure to help reduce urban runoff that … Continue reading

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December 23rd 2013

Curbing erosion reduces pollution in Lake Michigan

A nearly $800,000 project reduced soil erosion in a ravine about 35 miles north of Chicago. The Lake Bluff Ravine project — which reduced storm water runoff into a creek that winds through the ravine and armored eroding stream banks … Continue reading

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August 7th 2013

Restored Chicago beach a hit with birds, beach-goers

A project that restored 21 acres of sand dunes and aquatic habitat at Chicago’s 63rd Street Beach transformed a barren, trash-strewn stretch of Lake Michigan coastline into a more natural area that is popular with birds and beach-goers. The Great … Continue reading

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February 4th 2013

Massive cleanup restoring a Lake Michigan harbor

A $48 million cleanup that began last fall will remove 175,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from Waukegan Harbor, near Chicago. The sediment cleanup, funded in part by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, will be completed by the end of … Continue reading

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