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Friday, April 19, 2024

DuPage County Stormwater Management names water quality grant recipients


Above / Community Garden Plots are designated to receive one of four DuPage County Water Quality Improvement Program grants. 

DuPage County Report

Wheaton – The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee voted recently to approve the 2024 recipients of the County’s Water Quality Improvement Program (WQIP) grant. The Committee selected four projects, all of which aim to improve the quality of DuPage’s streams and rivers. 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the WQIP grant’s existence. “We’ve hit a big milestone with this program, a chance to reflect on the immense improvements these funds have contributed to over the years,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “To date, the County has provided funding for 112 water quality projects.” 

The Water Quality Improvement Program awards up to 25 percent of funding for projects exhibiting a regional water quality benefit. DuPage County received nine applications this year for projects totaling more than $10.5 million. The Stormwater Committee awarded $310,000 to this year’s four recipients and projects, including: 

  • Village of Willowbrook’s Borse Park Stream and Pond Enhancement
  • Village of Carol Stream’s Klein Creek Streambank Stabilization – Section III
  • Village of Glendale Heights’ Lake Becerra Shoreline Stabilization and
  • City of Naperville’s Permeable Pavers at the Community Garden Plots 
Naperville Community Garden Plots are located at 811 S. West Street. The parking lot is designated to receive a grant to fund permeable pavers. (PN Photo)

“Streambank and lakeshore stabilization projects were the big winners this year, and we’re excited to support this restoration work on both small and large scales,” added Zay. “All of these projects will not only improve water quality, they will also greatly improve the aesthetics of their surroundings. Beautiful, high-quality streams and ponds invite DuPage County residents to appreciate our natural resources and take action to protect them.” 

For more information about the Water Quality Improvement Program and past recipients, click here to visit the County’s website.

Editor’s Note / “Community Garden Plot Holder Information” is available on the Naperville Park District website.

Open Registration began for Residents on Tuesday, March 19 and for Non-Residents on Thursday, March 21. Garden Plots registration closes for the 2024 season on June 1, 2024. 

According to the Naperville Park District website, all garden plot renters are welcome to join Garden Plots Manager, Angelique Harshman, on April 9 or May 18 for an onsite garden plots tour and Q & A session. To register click here.

Garden Plots Rules and Regulations mentions new parking lot.

FYI: 2024 Parking Permit(s) will be mailed to all garden plots renters who register online or by phone. If you register in person, you will receive your parking permit at that time. Maximum 2 per plot.


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