Success Stories

September 17th 2015

Illinois Beach Restored to Health

A beach in Winthrop Harbor, Ill. near Chicago has been cleaned up thanks to native plants. Vast, open beach space was inviting to gulls which took up residence by the hundreds. Their waste polluted the sand and the water, making … Continue reading

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September 16th 2015

Chicago’s Northerly Island Restored

Northerly Island near downtown Chicago was the site of a former airstrip. The space has been completely transformed to provide habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as a beautiful space for people to visit. The land is close to … Continue reading

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September 15th 2015

Mapping Algal Blooms Combats Future Outbreaks

In normal concentrations, algae are an important component of healthy freshwater systems. When supplied with excessive nutrient levels in water warm enough to promote growth, however, cyanobacteria can multiply out of control to form harmful algal blooms that cause numerous … Continue reading

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September 15th 2015

Burnham Wildlife Corridor established along Lake Shore Drive

The Burnham Wildlife Corridor parallels Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive providing a space for migratory birds and butterflies to stop over. Invasive species have been removed and volunteers have planted thousands of native trees and shrubs in their place.┬áPlants such as … Continue reading

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July 20th 2015

Video on Milwaukee Water Commons

The Milwaukee Water Commons has been doing great work connecting the people in Milwaukee to their water. This video shows the diverse ways in which the Water Commons project has made the connection between daily life and the importance of … Continue reading

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