Fall 2013 Grant Awardees

April 2014 Illinois Coastal Grant Announcement 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce the second round of Illinois Coastal Grant Program awardees. This program is providing more than $1.6 million in grants for sustainable coastal planning and environmental education and outreach projects along the Lake Michigan shoreline and in Millennium Reserve, utilizing federal funds through the Illinois Coastal Management Program.

Project Location Maps 

Sustainable Coastal Planning Projects 

Project Name
Bull Creek-Lake Michigan Restoration PlanLake County Stormwater Management Commission
Foss Park Master PlanFoss Park District
Lakefront Master Planning - Winnetka Park DistrictWinnetka Park District
Local Technical Assistance Sustainable Coastal PlanningChicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Restoring Urban-Industrial Habitats in the Illinois Coastal ZoneWildlife Habitat Council
Shoreline Sediment Management StrategyAlliance for the Great Lakes
South and North Wolf Lake Trail System ConnectionOpenlands
South Suburban Community Green Infrastructure PlanningDelta Institute
Sustainable Plan to Improve Beach Water Quality and Public Access at Montrose BeachChicago Park District

Environmental Education and Outreach Projects 

Project NameOrganization
Calumet is My Back YardBoard of Education City of Chicago
Calumet Community Outreach and Recreation ProjectFriends of the Forest Preserves
Chicago Conservation Corps Developing Community Awareness of Stormwater ManagementChicago Academy of Sciences
Chicago Lakefront Parks Outreach and Public EducationBoard of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Exploring Water Management from Lake Michigan to Little VillageLittle Village Environmental Justice Organization
Great Lawns, Great Lakes Preventing Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Illinois Coastal ZoneMidwest Pesticide Action Center
Lakeside Heritage WalkFriends of the Forest Preserves
Loyola University Chicago's Coastal Campus Signage and Lecture SeriesLoyola University Chicago
Migration, Monarchs, Birds and MeFaith in Place
Nature Along the Lake Environmental Education ProgramFriends of the Parks
The Next Generation Mighty Acorns CurriculumChicago Wilderness Trust
Openlands Eco Explorations ProgramOpenlands
Pipes and Precipitation: Expanding Water Literacy to 3rd/6th Grade District 65 Students and TeachersEvanston/ Skokie CC School District 65
SCA Calumet CrewThe Student Conservation Association
Wild Indigo Nature Explorations ExpansionAudubon Chicago Region
William Tillman Maritime Education Program Teacher TrainingPrologue, Inc.
View of Nature from the Freedom TrailBronzeville Historical Society