fpdwclogoCREST HILL – The Forest Preserve District of Will County has received an Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant for habitat restoration activities at Braidwood Dunes, Savanna Nature Preserve, Sand Ridge Nature Preserve and Kankakee Sands, State Senator John Connor (D-Joliet) announced.
“It’s important that we continue to protect our wildlife habitats,” Connor said. “This project will benefit our environment by controlling nonnative invasive species in the Forest Preserve District of Will County.”
The Forest Preserve District of Will County protects, conserves, enhances and promotes natural heritage for the educational, recreational and environmental benefit of present and future generations. Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve stretches 315 acres to protect a diversity of habitats, including prairie, savanna and wetland. The 543-acre Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve has unique sand dunes and savanna and is home to a variety of butterfly species. Kankakee Sands Preserve’s 555 acres of land is home to a variety of plant species.
The Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program is administered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to support wildlife habitat restoration by not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities. 

Funding for this program comes from the sale of Habitat Stamps. The Illinois Habitat Committee approved over $950,000 in funding for seven projects.

For more information on the Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program, click here.

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