Client

Openlands & Forest Preserve District of Will County

Owner

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Project Cost

$1,700,000

Market Sector

Parks & Forest Preserves

Expertise

Contracting & Construction Management, Water Resources, Wetlands & Ecology

Messenger Woods Nature Preserve Wetland Mitigation

Will County, Illinois

Messenger Woods Nature Preserve was in need of wetland restoration and enhancement planning of 115 acres of dedicated nature preserve buffer. V3 evaluated the existing wetland and soil conditions to assess the feasibility of restoring or enhancing on-site wetlands. The analysis resulted in our team preparing a concept wetland restoration plan for review by local agencies and the US Army Corps of Engineers. V3 then constructed, planted and monitored this project, which resulted in the restoration and enhancement of 32 acres of wetland and the establishment of 53 acres of upland prairie which met all regulatory performance standards.