Chicago-Calumet River Shallows Restoration

Recipient: Friends of the Chicago River

Grant Amount: $631,439 Matching Funds: $59,964 Total Project Amount: $691,403

This award will create an aquatic habitat installation-ready engineering and design plan for the Chicago-Calumet River system shoreline to build resiliency and restore natural habitat for fish, fowl, mammals, macroinvertebrates, and other species in the recovering river. The project will identify areas to improve stormwater infiltration, habitat, and shoreline stabilization through the installation of native plant species and collaborate with four governmental agencies and 75 community participants.

For more information on the grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage. For more information on the National Coastal Resilience Fund, visit National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s website.