ecology + vision, llc developed a vegetation monitoring protocol for the Chicago Park District’s natural area sites. The Park District’s selected pilot project in 2012 was the South Shore Nature Sanctuary on the south side of the city along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
This project is part of a roadside planting that was conducted in an effort to beautify Illinois’ roadsides with wildflower plantings. The project was planned in three small but highly visible areas at the Interstate 74 & N. Mattis Avenue overpass, totaling about one acre. The species list consisted of plants chosen so that there would be different wildflowers blooming from early spring to late fall.
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association – Silver in Commercial Landscape Maintenance awarded to Pizzo & Associates, Ltd.
This nature center in Park Ridge, Illinois was awarded twice in 2007. It received a Silver award in Ecological Plantings from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and a Conservation & Native Landscaping Award from the USEPA & Chicago Wilderness.
Lakeside Villas Homeowners Association’s stormwater basin got a complete overhaul and is now thriving with native species that supports its shoreline. This project, completed by Pizzo & Associates, was awarded a Silver in Ecological Plantings from the ILCA.
Bambrick Park in Lemont, Illinois was completely re-seeded and now flourishes with native flora. It was awarded the Conservation and Native Landscaping Award from the USEPA & Chicago Wilderness in 2014.
Cantigny Park Prairie won a silver in Commercial Landscape Maintenance from the ILCA. It was awarded to Pizzo & Associates, Ltd.
Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. was awarded a Decade award and a Silver in Commercial Landscape Maintenance award from Illinois Landscape Contractors Association for their work on a stormwater basin at Clare Oaks Retirement Facility.
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association – Decade award/ Gold Award in Commercial Landscape Maintenance awarded to Pizzo & Associates, Ltd.