Machesney Park receives grant for projects along Rock River

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MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- The village of Machesney Park will receive a grant through ComEd's Green Region Program.

The grant will be used for a project to create parks and spruce up open space for 63 acres along the Rock River in Machesney Park.

Since the inception of the Green Region Program in 2013, ComEd has awarded more than $1.3 million to northern Illinois municipalities to help fund open-space projects. The grants, awarded up to $10,000, are used to improve local parks, natural areas, and recreation resources.

"We are proud to support organizations that are making meaningful differences to restore and enhance natural habitats and biodiversity,” said Melissa Washington, Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs at ComEd. “It’s the perfect balance of meeting our future energy needs and powering a brighter and more sustainable future for our customers and the communities we serve.”

Machesney Park was one of 26 agencies to receive a grant for environmental project.