Installed 96,000 native terrestrial and aquatic plugs and goose fence for plug protection. The site is visited by thousands of people annually and is a nice example of an urban, native landscape planting in the heart of Chicago.View Project Gallery
This Pulte Homes development consists of 18 naturalized basins, two Lake County wetland buffers, and two Army Corps of Engineers enhancement wetland buffers. The scope of work included native seeding, plug installation, management of woody and herbaceous invasive species, and prescribed burning.View Project Gallery
A previously contaminated river corridor was restored using native seeding, erosion control services, herbaceous plug plantings, tree and shrub installation, and selective herbicide applications.View Project Gallery
The 74 acre site was previously overgrown agricultural lands and oak woodlands/savannah riddled full of buckthorn and honeysuckle. Since the restoration the site has transformed into an open prairie, high quality savannah, and woodland that is readily used as an outdoor classroom and walking trails for students and community members. The tree removal, over seeding, re-sprout treatment, and plantings have really improved the ecological health of the campus.
A wetland mitigation project encompassing 160 acres included selective clearing, control of invasive plant species, prescribed burning and mowing, plug enhancements, seeding, and drain tile removal. The site was an overgrown wetland/prairie complex that has been restored to a high quality savannah, wetland, and prairie site.
A 600-acre wetland mitigation site located in Elburn, IL had failed to meet performance standards by a previous contractor. McGinty Brothers was able to correct the wrongs, and the site passed performance standards in two growing seasons achieving an overall FQI of 47.0, a C-Value of 4.5, and a wetness coefficient of -1.5.
The site was formerly a decommissioned sewage treatment plant that was demolished and restoration began recreating a Lake Michigan beach typical of the historical landscape and restoration of an adjacent ravine. This restoration offers the public a place for passive recreation activities year around. McGinty Bros,. Inc provided native plantings, seeding, sand delivery, and erosion control services on this newly developed open space.