Lake County to host meeting on watershed that includes Bristol territory

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The Lake County, IL Stormwater Management Commission will be hosting a North Mill Creek/Dutch Gap Canal watershed management  planning kickoff meeting Thurs., Feb. 25 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and from 6:30 ‒ 8:30 p.m., at the Lake Villa Public Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa, Ill.

Bristol is included in the watershed, though most of the designated area is in Illinois.

North Mill Creek and a number of the lakes in the watershed have been identified as having impaired or poor water quality. In addition flood damage is a significant problem along the Des Plaines River downstream. A watershed plan will address these problems, as well as identify the high quality natural resources that need to be protected in the watershed as the land continues to develop. To do this, the watershed plan will identify practices, projects and programs that can be implemented by watershed residents, farmers, businesses, and community stakeholders to:

  • Prevent and reduce flood damage.
  • Improve water quality in streams, lakes and wetlands.
  • Protect and enhance the watershed’s natural resources.
  • Identify desirable green infrastructure areas to maintain open space for flood damage prevention, water quality protection, recreation and education.

To RSVP, contact: Darcy Hertel, or call (847) 918-5260


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