Native Landscape Contractors, LLC is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of this 310-acre project for the Illinois Tollway and Lake County Forest Preserves while ecology + vision, llc is conducting 5-year monitoring and reporting. The project began in 2013 as we worked with a general contractor to begin to restore this natural area.
Native Landscape Contractors, LLC performed a complete 20-acre wetland, upland and savanna restoration at Roxana Marsh in Gary, Indiana. We removed 12 acres of invasive cattails, Phragmites, and other invasive species as well as contaminated soil from the area. We installed native trees, shrubs, plants, and seed to make this site one of the most diverse areas in the Great Lake Basin.
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.
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.
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.