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Cardno helps kickoff community service project in Chicago

Cardno participated in a kickoff event for the National Football League’s Huddle for 100 initiative in the Chicago Park District’s (CPD) Douglas Park this month.

Held prior to the league’s first regular season game, the event featured dignitaries – including current and former NFL players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot – and members of the community, including more than 100 area students. This team came together to plant native plants and perform other restoration services at the park on the west site of Chicago.

Cardno provided 5,000 native plant plugs and performed site preparation work for the event and participated in the planting.

Cardno supports the Chicago Parks District, the largest municipal park manager in North America, with a variety of ecological restoration services for the park’s natural areas. These services include native flora management, invasive species management, prescribed burn management, restoration planning and designing, and installing “native play” areas in support of CPD’s mission.

The NFL’s Huddle for 100 initiative is part of the league’s celebration of its 100th season. The program is designed to encourage 1 million people to perform 100 minutes each of community service.

“CPD and the NFL had a terrific turnout, and many volunteers were excited to help recharge and restore this park while rubbing shoulders with NFL players,” said Cardno Project Manager, James Melledy. “Cardno is proud of our partnership with CPD, and we look forward to helping ensure the success of this project and others like it for kids and families throughout the city.”