2015 Grant Awardees

October 2015 Illinois Coastal Grant Announcement 
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce the fourth round of Illinois Coastal Grant Program awardees.  These federal pass-through grants are funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the IDNR Coastal Program. Projects this round include sustainable coastal planning, environmental education and outreach, habitat management, and small projects along the Lake Michigan shoreline and in Millennium Reserve.

​​Project Location Maps

Sustainable Coastal Planning Projects​ Organization
Canal Shores Habitat Restoration and Land Use Plan
Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association
Planning for Restoration following Emerald
Ash Borer (EAB) Disturbance
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Waukegan Harbor Master Plan

Waukegan Port District
Environmental Education and Outreach Projects
Great Lakes Action Days: Coastal Education at Work
Shedd Aquarium Society
Growing Oaks: Implementation of the Next Generation
Mighty Acorns Curriculum
Field Museum of Natural History
RainReady Chicago
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Wild Indigo as a Replicable Urban Engagement Model
National Audubon Society, Inc.
Pipes & Precipitation II: Establishing a Place-Based Water Unit in Evanston/Skokie District 65, 3rd and 6th Grades
Evanston/ Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65
Monarchs, Migration, Birds and Me
Faith in Place
Community Engagement Paddling Workshops
Green Infrastructure Workforce Development Training Initiative
OAI, Inc.

Re-CYCLING History: Black Metropolis/ Pullman Porter Great
Migration Trail Environmental Education Program

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Inc.
Calumet is My Back Yard
Board of Education City of Chicago 
Habitat Restoration Projects

Powderhorn Prairie Ridge One Restoration Project

Friends of the Forest Preserves

Habitat Restoration of Greenbelt Forest Preserve

Lake County Forest Preserve District

Lake Forest Cemetery Ravine Restoration Project

City of Lake Forest

Small Grant Projects
Sisters4Science: Climate Change

Project Exploration

Communicate Climate Change through Birds to Illinois
Coastal Communities

National Audubon Society, Inc

Birds Without Borders: an Introduction to Birding with Resettlement

National Audubon Society, Inc

"Rooting for Clean Water" Education & Community Engagement Project

League of Women Voters

Uptown Inner Coastal Zone Initiative

The Institute of Cultural Affairs

Summer Camp Conservation and Urban Fishing Program

Boys and Girls Club of Chicago

Directional Signage for Hosah Park

Zion Park District

Mighty Acorns Nature Camp for Students from the Illinois Coastal Zone

Dunes Learning Center

Water-Saving Irrigation for Urban Agriculture at South Chicago Farm Growing Power​​​​​​​