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USACE Chicago District GLRI Restoration Projects

water running through prairie under a clear blue sky
At Burnham Prairie, a State of Illinois Nature Preserve owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, habitat was restored by USACE Chicago District. Credit: USACE Chicago District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has helped make major strides towards the GLRI’s goals of cleaning up Areas of Concern, stopping the spread of invasive species, and restoring fish and wildlife habitat throughout the Great Lakes watershed.

A new USACE story features a number of Lake Michigan watershed projects started or completed by USACE Chicago District to date. Projects in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas include efforts to restore rare habitats such as ravines, dunes, and prairie, create resilience in natural coastal habitats, construct natural green areas in Chicago, and improve river connectivity for aquatic wildlife.

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