One Millennium Reserve conservation project is the Midlothian Creek Green Infrastructure Plan. Here, Chicago Wilderness’ Sustainable Watershed Action Team (SWAT) of Weaver Boos Consultants, SSMMA GIS Atlas, the Field Museum, and IDNR are working together to identify green infrastructure elements within the Midlothian Creek watershed, a tributary to the Little Calumet River. Green Infrastructure is a strategically planned and managed network of natural lands, working landscapes, and other open spaces that conserve ecosystem values and functions and provide associated benefits such as flood reduction and outdoor recreation to human populations, while allowing for sustainable economic development. The Midlothian Creek Green Infrastructure Plan will be exploring adoptable strategies that enhance the communities and reduce infrastructure burdens with the watershed communities of Blue Island, Midlothian, Robbins, and others. SWAT will map various opportunities to mitigate flooding, improve quality of life, and promote economic development using sustainable land use concepts. The project is funded by a grant from Boeing and support from the State of Illinois and the Federal Government.
Click here to view a map from the Midlothian Creek Green Infrastructure Plan.
Green Infrastructure Online Training Tool
Welcome SSMMA members to GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ONLINE TRAINING. The information and resources provided in this training will help you become better informed about your role in providing green infrastructure planning and implementation in your community. Click here to begin the training