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, Events and Position Opportunities

Next FC/SC WP Meeting on ZOOM: May 26; ProgramTBA

 

 

 

 

 

Position Opening: Coordinator for Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership

    Do you want a part-time position (@ 40 hrs, per mo.) with an organization doing important work protecting our waters, that has a great board?  Consider applying for the Coordinator position for our Watersheds.
    Fascinating work, terrific folks in sister organizations, lots of learning opportunities! We are looking for an organized, enthusiastic individual to implement and update the goals and objectives of our Watershed Plans.  Click HERE for more information and how to apply!

Due to COVID-19 Conditions, BACOG's Annual Level 1 Private Well Water Testing Event Postponed Until May 25, 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

The tentative plan is for a drive thru at Citizens Park, Barrington.  More details soon!

FC/SCWP SEEKS NEW COORDINATOR

The Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watershed Partnership is looking for an organized, enthusiastic individual to implement and update the goals and objectives of the Watershed Plans.  The Watershed Coordinator will coordinate Partnership Meetings, and maintain the website.  Our ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with experience in government or with non-profits. Program operations a plus.  Please download the position description HERE for more information and how to apply.  This position requires approximately 40 hours per month and occasional evening meetings.

Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Now Open

Beginning April 5, Lake County renters who face financial hardship related to COVID-19 may apply for the new Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program, which provides help for individuals paying rent and/or utility bills.

Lake County is working with 15 community partners to help keep families in their homes.  Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of past due rent and up to 3 months assistance with future rent, but no more than 12 months of assistance total.  Program payments will be made directly to landlords and/or utility companies

HERE is the link to learn more about who is eligible and to link to the application.

Problems with Beaver? or other Wildlife?

It’s Spring!  Critters abound!  If you need help with wildlife, or find something that has been injured, check out the Wildlife Illinois website.  They have listings of resources, including licensed Wildlife Control Operators for both birds and mammals covered by the Wildlife Code in Illinois.

SAVE THE DATES: Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) has the following activities scheduled:

April 8:  Go Native In Your Yard (ZOOM presentation) LINK

April 22:  Earth Day at Pederson Preserve

May 22: Mondshine Preserve Tour

LINKS to Previous FC/SCWP Programs

SEPT. ’20: FC/SC WP meeting with Michele Zimmerman, Here SOON

NOV., ’20: FC/SC WP meeting with Fox River Study Group LINK HERE.

JAN.,’21: FC/SC WP meeting with Conservation Foundation LINK HERE.

March, ’21 FC/SC WP meeting with Alana Bartolai,  LINK HERE

Other Organizations: Ancient Oaks, Lake Zurich; Barrington Green Drinks; Go Green Barrington; Fox River Ecosystem Partnership; Friends of the Fox River

Library Volunteer Connection

The Barrington Volunteer Connection (BAVC) is a space for volunteers to connect with non-profits that benefit the community. Recently launched, BAVC is a partnership between the Barrington Area Development Council and the Barrington Area Library.  BAVC’s goal is to bring all 100+ Barrington area nonprofits, churches and service organizations in one searchable database so that volunteers can find matches!  Check it out!

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