In April 2001, a Chicago-based non-profit ecological restoration organization
known as The Wetlands Initiative
began restoring a 2,600-acre levee district
back into a complex of lakes, wetlands and prairie.
native wildlife habitat other objectives for this site include demonstrating
cost-effective self-sustaining solutions to water pollution and flood management
issues, public education, research, and providing high-quality open public space
for recreational opportunities. Nature lovers can expect to see an impressive
array of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies, as well as emergent
aquatic plants and prairie-dwelling grasses and wildflowers.
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