The Forest Preserve Foundation dedicates energy and resources needed to connect people with nature in Cook County. This grant funds restoration efforts in the Spring Creek Preserves in Barrington, Illinois. Given the sensitive nature of the fen and presence of federally-listed endangered species, management activities must be done in a careful manner. This grant builds on prior funding and conservation efforts at the Galloping Hill Fen. At the end of the project, the fen will be buffered by over 6 acres of healthy native habitat helping to improve the quality of water entering the creek.
Galloping Hill Fen Project Phase II