Lake Plain Habitat Restoration Project (Sustain Our Great Lakes) – This grant program will provide local partners with funds to enhance wildlife habitat by improving hydrology and restoring 690 acres of coastal lake plain at Spring Bluff, Chiwaukee Prairie, and Illinois Beach State Park.
New Invaders Watch Program (Wildlife Preservation Grant) – The Wildlife Preservation Fund has awarded The New Invaders Watch Program (NIWP) a grant to move the NIWP website and database from the Illinois Natural History Survey to the Chicago Botanic Garden. The website and database will be re-designed and re-configured to allow the Coordinator for the NIIPP to manage updates of website content and the database. (Click here to see the proposal.)
Projects funded by the Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership Small Grants Fund – Mather Woods [volunteer workday involving removal of buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)] Plainfield Township Park District (2011), Montrose Beach Dunes [removal of common reed (Phragmites australis), purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), and reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) and outreach/education]- Chicago Park District (2011), Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris) at Lone Grove Forest Preserve, Kaneville, IL (restoration) – Forest Preserve District of Kane County (2011)
Donnelley Foundation Grant Proposal – Education and outreach for the general public, nurseries, and landscapers about invasive ornamental plants and their native alternatives (video and workshops)
Projects funded by the Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership 2012 – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County control work on multiple acres of New Invader Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus), restoration work/research on Blue Globe Thistle at the Morton Arboretum, and Invasive Plant Control at Harley Woods in Campton Township