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Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve Wetland Mitigation

The information below is provided to keep you informed about the Forest Preserve District of Will County's ongoing or recently completed land acquisition, restoration and development projects.

Project Type: Restoration

Project Status: In Progress

Project Location: The project is located in Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve, south of W. Dralle Road and east of S. Will Center Road in Monee Township.

Project Description: The Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve Wetland Mitigation project consists of drain tile disablement; selective tree and shrub removal; native seed, plant and tree planting; invasive species control; mowing; and prescribed fire within 92 acres of the 426-acre Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve.

This project provides wetland mitigation credits for the Illinois Department of Transportation for its Stuenkel Road interchange project.

Work is planned for August 2013 through 2018.



The Forest Preserve District is dedicated to protecting, conserving, enhancing and promoting Will County's natural heritage for the educational, recreational and environmental benefit of present and future generations.


Bringing People and Nature Together


The people of Will County will view the Forest Preserve District as vital to enriching their quality of life.

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