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Partnerships

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
630.634.0562 

9 Lakes Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Planning (Slocum, Tower Lakes Drain subwatersheds/Lake Co)
Contact: Tim Loftus, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
312.386.8666
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
262.880.5272 

Fox River Ecosystem Partnership (Lake Co/Kane Co) 
Contact: Becky Hoag, Communications Manager
630.482.9157
 
Tower Lakes Drain Watershed Partnership (Tower Lakes Drain subwatershed)
Contact: Lisa Woolford, Barrington Area Conservation Trust
847.387.3149 
 
Des Plaines River Watershed

Buffalo Creek Clean Water Partnership (Lake Co/Cook Co) (Des Plaines River watershed)
Contact: Jeff Weiss, Founder

Conserve Lake County
Contact: 847.548.5989 

Indian Creek Watershed Project, Ltd. (Indian Creek subwatershed)
Contact: Tori Trauscht, Coordinator

Upper Des Plaines River Ecosystem Partnership (Upper Des Plaines River subwatershed)
Contact: Keith Gray, President

Lake Michigan Watershed

Lake Michigan Watershed Ecosystem Partnership
Contact: Angela Larsen, Coastal Program Manager, Alliance for the Great Lakes
312.445.9746

North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed 

Chicago Wilderness 
Contact: Catherine Game, Alliance Relations Coordinator
312.580.2135 

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

Contact Information

For general information: 847.377.7700

For permits and other regulatory-related items:
847.377.7705

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7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.