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Park District Awarded $4,165 Grant

Posted on: July 20, 2020

ComEd and Openlands announced that the Glen Ellyn Park District is one of only three agencies in DuPage County to receive an environmental grant from the organizations through the annual ComEd Green Region Program. The Glen Ellyn Park District has received over $4,000 for a project to assist with natural area improvements at Maryknoll Park. A garden at the entry will be enhanced and expanded with pollinator container plants, and select areas of turf in the park will be converted to a pollinator prairie.

Since the inception of the Green Region Program in 2013, ComEd has awarded more than $1.3 million to municipalities across northern Illinois to help fund their open-space projects. ComEd provides the funding, and Openlands, one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the nation, administers the grants to local communities.