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Fall 2013 Grant Awardees 

April 2014 Illinois Coastal Grant Announcement 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce the second round of Illinois Coastal Grant Program awardees. This program is providing more than $1.6 million in grants for sustainable coastal planning and environmental education and outreach projects along the Lake Michigan shoreline and in Millennium Reserve, utilizing federal funds through the Illinois Coastal Management Program.

Project Location Maps 

Lake County and North Shore

Chicago and Evanston

South Chicago and Millennium Reserve

Sustainable Coastal Planning Projects 

Project Name Organization
Bull Creek-Lake Michigan Restoration Plan Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Foss Park Master Plan Foss Park District
Lakefront Master Planning - Winnetka Park District Winnetka Park District
Local Technical Assistance Sustainable Coastal Planning Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Restoring Urban-Industrial Habitats in the Illinois Coastal Zone Wildlife Habitat Council
Shoreline Sediment Management Strategy Alliance for the Great Lakes
South and North Wolf Lake Trail System Connection Openlands
South Suburban Community Green Infrastructure Planning Delta Institute
Sustainable Plan to Improve Beach Water Quality and Public Access at Montrose Beach Chicago Park District

Evironmental Education and Outreach Projects 

Project Name Organization
Calumet is My Back Yard Board of Education City of Chicago
Calumet Community Outreach and Recreation Project Friends of the Forest Preserves
Chicago Conservation Corps Developing Community Awareness of Stormwater Management Chicago Academy of Sciences
Chicago Lakefront Parks Outreach and Public Education Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Exploring Water Management from Lake Michigan to Little Village Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Great Lawns, Great LakesPreventing Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Illinois Coastal Zone Midwest Pesticide Action Center
Lakeside Heritage Walk Friends of the Forest Preserves
Loyola University Chicago's Coastal Campus Signage and Lecture Series Loyola University Chicago
Migration, Monarchs, Birds and Me Faith in Place
Nature Along the Lake Environmental Education Program Friends of the Parks
The Next Generation Mighty Acorns Curriculum Chicago Wilderness Trust
Openlands EcoExplorations Program Openlands
Pipes and Precipitation: Expanding Water Literacy to 3rd/6th Grade District 65 Students and Teachers Evanston/ Skokie CC School District 65
SCA Calumet Crew The Student Conservation Association
Wild Indigo Nature Explorations Expansion Audubon Chicago Region
William Tillman Maritime Education Program Teacher Training Prologue, Inc.
View of Nature from the Freedom Trail Bronzeville Historical Society