Northeastern Illinois Wetlands Conservation Account
The Conservation Fund, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Justice, created the Northeastern Illinois Wetlands Conservation Account to provide matching grants to local groups committed to the conservation of wetland ecosystems.
NEIWCA funds the restoration of wetlands and natural habitats throughout the Chicago area through an innovative partnership program. Since 1997, the conservation account has contributed over $4 million to groups working on over 100 individual projects in Illinois’ six northeastern counties–Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will. Utilizing settlement funds from a corporate wetlands infraction,