This project consisted of restoring of 3,200 LF of Addison Creek (between Palmer and Wolf Roads) and establishing approximately 2.5 acres of additional wetland and waters of the United States, in conjunction with the removal of 2 low flow dams. The location of the creek is in a highly urbanized area that provided little habitat value in its previous condition. Together the Addison Creek River Conservancy District, MWRD, City of Northlake and CBBEL created diverse flood plain emergent wetlands and bordering native prairie buffers. Additionally, this project significantly improved water quality through restoration of a highly eroded shoreline and improved fish movement through the elimination of two low flow dams, while providing a regional flood benefit by lower the flood plain within the project reach.

Click here to see an overview of the project presented by Northlake’s Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin.

The Details


Northlake, Illinois

Construction Cost/Fee

$4.5 million


City of Northlake