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Scientists develop tool to aid with Kankakee Valley restoration

KANKAKEE VALLEY | Scientists from Notre Dame University and the U.S. Geological Survey have teamed up to create a landscape planning tool for the Grand Kankakee River watershed. 

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Sunset Hill restoration improves park for everyone

Sunset Hill restoration improves park for everyone

VALPARAISO | Sunset Hill Farm County Park staff and community partners gathered around a couple yards of broken ground and bronze shovels Thursday morning for the Pond and Prairie Restoration Project groundbreaking ceremony.

June 03, 2014 2:51 pm Photos

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Enbridge will begin cleaning up after pipeline construction

Work crews will start cleaning up this week after the new Enbridge Line 6B pipeline that runs through Northwest Indiana.

May 19, 2014 12:43 pm

Indiana preservation group honors Marquette Park restoration

GARY | The city's newly restored Marquette Park and Aquatorium are award winners.

April 26, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Grassroots effort could revive Grand Kankakee Marsh

Grassroots effort could revive Grand Kankakee Marsh

The rains have created a small, watery refuge for a dozen visitors on a portion of farmland next to the Kankakee Sands restoration project in Newton County.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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39 acres of Burnham Prairie Annex to get ecosystem restoration

CHICAGO | The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, on Monday awarded a $1.2 million contract to Industria Inc. for ecosystem restoration on 39 acres at Burnham Prairie Annex, one mile south of Chicago.

October 02, 2013 6:00 pm
Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

CHICAGO | Rebecca Schillo sees hope in a single plant in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood.

September 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Woodland sunflowers grow near the edge of Eggers marsh.

August 28, 2012 4:24 pm
Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Dan Spencer, ecologist for the Cook County Forest Preserve District, left and Beck Schillo, a conservation ecologist with The Field Museum walk through the woodlands near Eggers Marsh. The Forest Preserve and Field Museum have partnered with Walmart and various volunteer organizations as the…

August 28, 2012 4:24 pm
Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Dan Spencer, a resource ecologist with the Cook County Forest Preserve, stands at the edge of Eggers marsh with phragmites plants surrounding him. The plant is one of the invasive species in Eggers marsh that the preserve is working to eliminate in the 40-acre wetland.

August 28, 2012 4:24 pm
Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Forest Preserve works to retore Eggers marsh in Hegewisch

Dan Spencer, a recourse ecologist with the Cook County Forest Preserve, points out a phragmites plant, one of the invasive species that the preserve is working to eliminate in the 40-acre Eggers marsh.

August 28, 2012 4:23 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Erich Westergren of Native Landscape Contractors hauls a hay blanket Monday to an island along the Roxana Marsh in the Grand Calumet River that will reduce erosion and encourage vegetation growth. Officials held a ceremony Monday marking the final stages of the Grand Calumet dredging and res…

June 11, 2012 3:26 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Cameron Davis, senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency, walks around Roxana Marsh along the Grand Calumet River in East Chicago after a ceremony marking the final stages of restoration.

June 11, 2012 3:20 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Tanzania Johnson, 11, of Lighthouse Academies and Caitie McCoy, an environmental social scientist with the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, plant a coreopsis flower Monday at the Roxana Marsh in East Chicago.

June 11, 2012 3:15 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Jack Brunner, Roxana Marsh project manager for Tetra Tech, hands out native plants to be planted Monday as part of the project in East Chicago.

June 11, 2012 3:15 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Erich Westergren of Native Landscape Contractors runs through shallow water Monday while hauling hay blankets to islands in the middle of the Grand Calumet river in East Chicago.

June 11, 2012 3:15 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Erich Westergren, right, and Holegario Alfarez, of Native Landscape Contractors, pick-up hay blankets Monday to cover areas of dirt in Roxana Marsh as part of the Grand Calumet dredging project.

June 11, 2012 3:14 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Cameron Davis, a senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency, talks about the restoration to the Roxana Marsh area of the Grand Calumet in East Chicago. Officials held a ceremony Monday marking the final stages of the Grand Calumet dredging and restoration project.

June 11, 2012 3:14 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Cameron Davis, a senior adviser for the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks Monday to people gathered for a ceremony marking the final stages of the Roxana Marsh restoration as part of the Grand Calumet dredging project.

June 11, 2012 3:15 pm
Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Officials celebrate end to Roxana Marsh dredging project

Hector Belazquez of Native Landscape Contractors rakes brush Monday from underneath a high-tension powerline tower as part of the Roxana Marsh restoration project in East Chicago.

June 11, 2012 3:15 pm
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