NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
Chi-Cal Rivers Fund
Project Title: Expanding Tree Canopy to Reduce Stormwater Impacts in Under Resourced Communities (IL)
The Morton Arboretum
Project ID:

Expand green stormwater infrastructure by planting 700 diverse, native trees in 11 priority under resourced communities and neighborhoods located in the Chicago-Calumet Rivers watersheds. Project will provide benefits to mitigate flooding and air pollution, improve wildlife habitat, improve access to green space in three public parks, and provide job trainings.

Award Amount:
Stickney, Bedford Park, Summit, Forest View, Blue Island and Crestview communities, Garfield Park and East Side neighborhoods, and Douglas, Oakland and South Shore Chicago parks in the Chicago-Calumet Rivers watersheds, Illinois