Shedd Aquarium receives M in funds to restore Chicago River’s South Branch near Bridgeport

Shedd Aquarium receives $1M in funds to restore Chicago River’s South Branch near Bridgeport

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Shedd Aquarium is receiving $1 million in federal cash to assist restore the South Department of the Chicago River, generally referred to as “Bubbly Creek.”

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) joined members of the Shedd and Chicago Park District in Bridgeport for the announcement on Friday.

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“What we do in small components as we speak, we are able to construct on tomorrow,” Durbin stated. “As soon as now we have devoted ourselves, we’re not gonna stop. There’s an excessive amount of magnificence, too many nice alternatives to waste.”

The funds are a part of greater than $200 million secured for Illinois tasks via a congressional appropriations invoice.

The Shedd plans to make use of the funding to plant native prairie and wetlands alongside the South Department, in addition to to extend inexperienced area and broaden wildlife habitats.

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