ComEd, Openlands awards Buffalo Grove with environmental grant
The village of Buffalo Grove is among 25 municipalities in northern Illinois to receive a grant through ComEd's Green Region Program to restore stream banks, basins and woodlands.
Partnering with Openlands, one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the country, each grantee will receive up to $10,000 for open space projects that focus on conservation, preservation and improvements to local parks and recreation resources.
Buffalo Grove's project focuses on the Farrington Ditch. It will restore 0.5 acres of stream banks and buffer areas, 0.25 acres of wet bottom basin, 2 acres of dry bottom basin and 1 acre of degraded woodland along Farrington Ditch. This will create a continuous corridor between local parks and public lands to support native habitat, wildlife and people.