South Barrington receiving environmental grant
South Barrington will receive a grant of up to $10,000 for an environmental project from ComEd and Openlands. South Barrington will be among 25 recipients of the award from ComEd's Green Region Program. The maximum of $10,000 is for open space projects that focus on conservation, preservation, and improvements to local parks and recreation resources.
South Barrington will receive the money for restoration of Sedge Meadow. The project will involve planting native sedges and wildflowers in areas of a former reed canary grass-dominated field, adjacent to a public pedestrian walking path, as part of a larger effort to eradicate invasive species in this area and re-establish native habitat, ComEd officials said. The cash is going to municipalities, forest preserve districts and other entities throughout northern Illinois.