Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership

Our Mission is to educate citizens while building partnerships for projects to improve water quality, maintain water supply, preserve ecosystems and restore wetlands, prairies and other natural features for current and future generations

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

Next FC/SC WP Meeting on ZOOM: November 18 featuring Fox River Study Group Presentation

Save the Date:
November 18, 10 AM via Zoom.  Please note that this is the THIRD Wednesday, rather than our usual FOURTH, due to Thanksgiving.  Tune in information will be in a November newsletter.  To sign up for our newsletter, click here.

Sept. FC/SCWP Meeting Recording Available

The September FC/SCWP meeting, featuring Michele Zimmerman, Algonquin Assistant Public Works Director, shared their approach to stormwater management and green infrastructure, including funding resources and ordinances.  The presentation recording is available here, and the Passcode is K7ZHa&?m.

Due to COVID-19 Conditions, BACOG's Annual Level 1 Private Well Water Testing Event Postponed Until Spring 2021

If a resident would like to test their well water before the end of this year, there are options! Residents can test their well water for bacteria and nitrates directly through the following public health departments:
Cook County Public Health (847) 818-2847
(bacteria testing only)
Lake County Health Department (847) 377-8020
(bacteria and nitrates testing)
To obtain a water testing kit from the Lake County Health Department, stop by their office in Libertyville or pick one up at one of the following BACOG participating locations:
Village of Barrington Hills (847) 551-3000
Village of Deer Park (847) 726-1648
Village of Lake Barrington (847) 681-6010

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BACT Fall Work Days Scheduled

Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) has several Work Days coming up at their Pedersen Preserve.  To register and for more instructions, check the BACT website.

Be WISE!  Self-quarantine!

(photo by Steve Barten)

CFC Collecting Seed and Fall Work Days in High Gear!

Reserve your spot to participate in CFC’s volunteer work events.  Due to Covid, spots are limited.  Bring your own face mask, work gloves, tools, water, and snack. Email  Kevin to reserve a spot, or the CFC website for more details.  CFC and the Audubon Society are offering bird walks with Wendy. Registration required.  Contact Hilary Lane by email or phone: 312-450-8206.  Check the CFC website for dates.

CUBA Township Shred Event Sat., Oct. 24, 9AM-1PM

Cuba Township Road District, 28070 W. Cuba Road is hosting a Shred Event.  There is a limit of four (4) Shopping bags, and one must be a Cuba Township resident.

Picture shows 5 interns walking in the river, assessing water quality

Know Your Watersheds

Go places only the locals know. Join the Barrington Greenway Initiative with the Citizens for Conservation! Join RiverWatch with Barrington Area Conservation Trust! Become a Volunteer Lake Monitor!

Explore and Restore

Go Birding with Citizens for Conservation and Audubon through some of the lovely prairies of the Watersheds. Pictured are two Bobolinks in the Spring Creek Forest Preserve.

Native plants in restored detention basin

Tax Dollars at Work

From shoreline restoration to flood mitigation to stream channel maintenance to wetland restoration to detention basin retrofits, governmental agencies are important partners in protecting water quality and watersheds.

GREAT NEWS!

We are introducing our (Partnership effort among FC/SC WP, BACT and CFC) brochure on stream and lake buffers from the Saving Our Waters, Yard by Yard Project underwritten by the Barrington Area Community Foundation.  Click HERE to download (4 pages).

Native planting Stream Buffer View

Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership Members

Associate Members of the Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership