Native Vegetation Maintenance Projects
Starting in the Summer of 2022 and continuing through 2025, the Village will perform maintenance of three native vegetated areas within the Village. The three sites are identified as Brentwood Drainage Wetland Rehabilitation, Heritage Square and the John Court Subdivision. The Improvements generally consist of the following work items to maintain and keep these basins in good working order:
- Tree/brush clearing
- Restoration seeding and plugging
- Prescribed burning
- Annual ecological management
|Contract Bid Date:||April 5, 2022, 11:00 A.M|
|Contract Award Date:||April 26, 2022 (Anticipated)|
|Awarded Contractor:||McGinty Bros., Inc|
|Construction Start Date:||Summer/Fall 2022|
|Construction Completion Date:||October 15, 2025|
|Funding Sources:||General Fund|
|Village of Bensenville||Resident Engineer|
|Jeffrey Maczko, P.E.||Erin Pande – Engineering Resource Associates|
|Village Engineer||Bradley Ernest – Engineering Resource Associates|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Email: email@example.com or|
|Phone: 630-594-1196||Phone: 630.393.3060|
On Friday, McGinty Bros. returned to the Village for the quarterly basin maintenance work on the Brentwood natural basin located between George Street and Dennis Drive. This visit intends to identify and eradicate invasive species that are beginning to grow with Spring. Spraying of herbicides happens now, as this is the best time to look for invasives because they will be green before the native grasses. McGinty will be back later in the year for additional work.
McGinty Brothers performed live burns on 2 natural basins that the Village maintains, Heritage Square and the John Court Subdivision. Performing these burns semi-annually encourages new growth of native vegetation, increases the biodiversity of plant species, minimizes the spread of pest insects and disease, and recycles nutrients back into the soil.
McGinty Bros. has performed removal of select invasive species at the Heritage Square and George Street basins. Winter is a good time to remove invasive species in efforts to eradicate them from the basins prior to the Spring growth.
McGinty Bros. has performed a prescribed burn of the George Street basin. Performing these burns semi-annually encourages new growth of native vegetation, increases the biodiversity of plant species, minimizes the spread of pest insects and disease, and recycles nutrients back into the soil. McGinty also performed herbicide treatments at the Heritage Square and John Court basins.
McGinty Bros. was at the Brentwood Basin installing 360 Natural Planting plugs. These plugs are intended to help establish more native species around the basin, specifically on the north end near the apartment complex.
McGinty Bros. was on site at the various basins this week performing treatment of invasive species. As we approach Fall, more work will be scheduled on the basins as the season allows.