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SMC coordinates with watershed groups and ecosystem partnerships on projects and outreach activities to improve the watersheds and educate watershed stakeholders. If you live within one of these watersheds, get involved. Everyone lives in a watershed.

Fox River Watershed

4 Lakes Watershed Initiative (Mutton Creek, Slocum Lake Drain subwatersheds/Lake Co)
Contact: Brian Vallesky, Illinois Lakes Management Association

9 Lakes Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Planning (Slocum, Tower Lakes Drain subwatersheds/Lake Co)
Contact: Tim Loftus, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
9 Lakes fact sheet (PDF format 221KB)

Citizens for Conservation (Flint Creek subwatershed) 
Contact: 847.382.7283

Flint Creek Watershed Partnership (Flint Creek subwatershed)
Contact: Kurt O. Thomsen, Coordinator

Fox River Ecosystem Partnership (Lake Co/Kane Co) 
Contact: Becky Hoag, Communications Manager
Tower Lakes Drain Watershed Partnership (Tower Lakes Drain subwatershed)
Contact: Lisa Woolford, Barrington Area Conservation Trust
Des Plaines River Watershed

Bull Creek - Bull's Brook Watershed Council
Contact: Kathleen O'Connor, Chair

Buffalo Creek Clean Water Partnership (Lake Co/Cook Co) (Buffalo Creek subwatershed)
Contact: Jeff Weiss, Founder

Conserve Lake County
Contact: 847.548.5989 

Diamond Lake Preservation Alliance (Indian Creek subwatershed)

Lake Michigan Watershed

Lake Michigan Watershed Ecosystem Partnership
Contact: Angela Larsen, Coastal Program Manager, Alliance for the Great Lakes

North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed 

Chicago Wilderness 
Contact: Catherine Game, Alliance Relations Coordinator

Friends of the Chicago River
Contact: John Quail, Director, Watershed Planning
312.939.0490 ext. 20

North Branch Planning Committee
Contact: Ashley Warren, SMC 

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