The lagoons and shoreline would host beautiful gardens and a healthy aquatic ecosystem. The major objectives of the shoreline restoration initiative were to:
arrest future shoreline erosion
- enhance the aesthetic appeal of the lakes
- create educational plant opportunities
- improve water quality
- enhance habitat
Since the program's implementation in 2000, CBG has rehabilitated four different shoreline garden segments - nearly 3,962 m (13,000 ft.) of shoreline and adjacent gar-dens. Funding assistance has been provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.