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File #: 21-0533    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Award Status: Approved
File created: 11/17/2021 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 12/14/2021 Final action: 12/14/2021
Title: PROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") Grantor: The Nature Conservancy ("TNC") via the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to accept grant and enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy to restore and enhance 281 acres of habitat at Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve and Powderhorn Prairie and Marsh Nature Preserve, utilizing grant funding received through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Sustain Our Great Lakes Program. Grant Amount: $153,660.86 Grant Period: Date of execution - 12/31/2023 Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $190,000.00 in direct match Accounts: Professional Services 51030.520840; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521314 and 51010.521444; and all future Professional Services accounts Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has appr...
Indexes: (Inactive) ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. The Nature Conservancy, 2. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Sustain Our Great Lakes
Related files: 23-0340, 22-0373
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PROPOSED GRANT AWARD

Department: Department of Resource Management

Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves")

Grantor: The Nature Conservancy ("TNC") via the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Request: Authorization to accept grant

Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to accept grant and enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy to restore and enhance 281 acres of habitat at Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve and Powderhorn Prairie and Marsh Nature Preserve, utilizing grant funding received through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Sustain Our Great Lakes Program.

Grant Amount: $153,660.86

Grant Period: Date of execution - 12/31/2023

Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $190,000.00 in direct match

Accounts: Professional Services 51030.520840; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521314 and 51010.521444; and all future Professional Services accounts

Concurrences:
The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval.

District(s): 4, 6

Summary: The Forest Preserves has been sub-awarded funds from The Nature Conservancy via the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Sustain Our Great Lakes Program in support of habitat restoration at Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve and Powderhorn Prairie and Marsh Nature Preserve.

Restoration activities will include invasive species control across 35 new acres at Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve, as well as follow-up treatments across 16 acres at Powderhorn Prairie and 230 acres at Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve. A portion of this work will engage participants in the Forest Preserves' Greencorps Chicago conservation corps workforce training programs, who will assist with the removal of invasive brush and trees at Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve. This project will bolster previous restoration efforts at these sites to ensure their long-term ecological...

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