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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Natural Landscaping Tool Kit

An Annotated Slide Collection - Slide 49


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On a larger scale, comprehensive watershed planning can support local programs that use and benefit from natural landscaping. The "Vision for Butterfield Creek" developed by the Butterfield Creek Steering Committee in south Cook County, Illinois provides a comprehensive framework. The plan calls for stream restoration, streambank stabilization using soil bioengineering, construction and retrofit of stormwater detention basins that provide natural water quality improvement benefits, wetland restoration, and the use of natural landscaping. At an even larger scale, Butterfield Creek is recognized as a regional greenway in the Northeastern Illinois Regional Greenways Plan adopted by the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission.


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