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.
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.
CHICAGO | Rebecca Schillo sees hope in a single plant in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood.
Woodland sunflowers grow near the edge of Eggers marsh.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | Dozens of windows have been painstakingly restored in the historical jail that was the scene of bank robber John Dillinger's infamous 1934 escape.
The Hegewisch Marsh is currently being restored by the city of Chicago along with private and public financial support.
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