The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County engaged V3 Companies to help restore a two-mile section of creek running through the Springbrook Prairie Nature Preserve to its historic floodplain condition. The project’s primary ecological objectives were to improve habitat, reduce bank erosion and improve water quality within a 1.5-mile channelized stream. A major project challenge involved building the new channel over the old channel while maintaining stream flows. All construction, stabilization, seeding restoration and planting were completed by V3. This project won the Illinois ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.