Chicago Park District


Chicago Park District

Project Cost


Market Sector

Parks & Forest Preserves


Contracting & Construction Management, Environmental, Water Resources, Wetlands & Ecology

Big Marsh Environmental Remediation & Habitat Restoration

Chicago, Illinois

V3 Companies worked with the Chicago Park District to develop a habitat restoration and environmental remediation plans for this 260-acre area connected to Lake Calumet. Unique challenges included practical habitat and native plant establishment in highly degraded environments, while mitigating the human health and ecotoxicological risks posed by site contaminants, the presence of sensitive species and planned eco-recreational use. V3 performed field investigations and risk assessments, evaluated and designed hydrologic improvements and provided species selection and habitat design. V3 also assisted with the planning and permitting for the Big Marsh bike path. This project was recognized by the Friends of the Chicago River for a high level of river-sensitive design and awarded the 2016 Green Ribbon for hydrological restoration.