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. Brush was removed from around the fen, herbaceous invasive species in the site wetlands were hand-wicked, and herbicide work completed.
Galloping Hill Fen Restoration