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ComEd offering grants to conserve open spaces

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ComEd has teamed up with Chicago's Openlands to offer a total of $125,000 in grants to local non-profits and municipalities to conserve open spaces.

The Green Region program will distribute up to $10,000 per project to successful applicants to focus on conservation, preservation, the protection of endangered species, and improvements to local parks and resources.

"Openlands is proud to partner with ComEd and bring much-needed attention and resources to organizations working tirelessly to conserve open spaces throughout Northern Illinois," said Jerry Adelmann, president and CEO, Openlands. "Green Region grants offer municipalities and nonprofits essential funds to use in combination with other funding sources to cover expenses associated with developing and supporting their open space programs."

Chicago-area non-profits and municipalities outside of Chicago are invited to apply, with one application allowed per project. Applications are available on Openlands' website, openlands.org and will be accepted until May 15. They will then be reviewed by a committee of environmental

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