Client

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Owner

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Project Cost

$3,000,000.00

Market Sector

Parks & Forest Preserves

Expertise

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

Hadley Valley Preserve Wetland Mitigation

New Lenox, Illinois

As part of the restoration of the 1900-acre Spring Creek Greenway, this project involved the design and construction along a three-mile corridor of Spring Creek and the restoration of 480 acres of wetlands and uplands. The restoration was designed to be compatible with both existing and future ecosystem restoration projects within the larger Spring Creek Greenway. Two miles of channelized stream were remeandered to mimic its 1939 historical alignment, incorporating riffles, pools and oxbow areas. The design and installation of native upland savanna/prairie and wetland communities were based on the restored hydrology and site landscape. The project received a 2008 Conservation & Native Landscaping Award from the USEPA and Chicago Wilderness.