Project Title & Description
Calumet Invasive Species Conservation Corps
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 112-10. The grant will be used to employ five people from diverse communities in the Calumet area to control invasive species on 228 acres in four high-quality natural areas in the Calumet region of the Cook County Forest Preserve District. The project will focus on eradication or control of invasive glossy buckthorn, purple loosestrife, Japanese knotweed, fig buttercup, and spotted knapweed.