Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) has been awarded $69,670 grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Section 319 Grant Program to update the 2008 North Branch Chicago River Watershed-Based Plan. Projects that improve water quality and are identified in watershed-based plans are eligible for grant funding through the Clean Water Act. SMC led development of the North Branch Chicago River Watershed-Based Plan in 2008 and this 10-year update maintains consistency with Illinois EPA and Clean Water Act guidance. Funding for this project is provided, in part, by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.
2019 & 2020 Quarterly NBWW General Membership Meetings will incorporate North Branch Chicago River Watershed Planning Meetings. The meeting summaries for the North Branch Chicago River planning meetings will be posted in conjunction with the NBWW General Meeting Summaries here.