Environmental Company in Chicago, IL
From reducing urban heat islands, creating wildlife sanctuaries and reviving degraded land, to complementing green-building initiatives through ecological design, WRD uses the full array of environmental finest practices. We aim to supply healthy sustainable landscapes that are not only attractive but responsible to current and future generations. Ecologically sensitive water management is a priority for WRD and is increasingly critical in urban areas, which face mounting flooding and water quality issues. Through our work varying from wetlands restoration, to stormwater management, to porous pavement systems and shoreline stabilization, we provide a huge array of water management expertise to conserve water resources and protect communities.
read moreOur clients believe in things that begin well and get better with age. So do we. Since 1997, WRD has produced sustainable results for clients ranging from major municipalities to Fortune 1000 corporations to nonprofit organizations. Along the way, we've improved the quality of life in over 150 communities in a mix of urban and rural settings - including some of the most visible developments in the Chicago region. WRD clients consistently report that they are realizing their vision for sustainable development, their budgets go further and their operating costs decrease over time.
read moreOur clients have realized their vision to improve the quality of life in their communities. By committing to sustainable development, their budgets have gone further and they have improved biodiversity, raised community engagement and received well-deserved recognition. WRD has the privilege to partner with forward-thinking clients to achieve these goals and more. These collaborations further environmental education, community spaces, campuses, stewardship and habitat. Our results gallery features their accomplishments.
read moreConserve Lake County is a nonprofit organization that works alongside those in Lake County who want to preserve beautiful open landscapes and secure clean water, healthy land and habitat for people, plants and wildlife. The Conservation Foundation is a not-for-profit land and watershed protection organization. Friends of the Chicago River preserves, protects and fosters Chicago River vitality for human, plant, and animal communities in its watershed. Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives.