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Mission Statement

The 4 Lakes Watershed Initiative, a stakeholder group composed of local lake management committees, concerned citizens, municipalities, and others, is developing a watershed based plan for the following lakes (Island, Griswold, Slocum, Napa Suwe, Bangs) and their associated tributaries (Bangs Lake Drain, Mutton Creek and Cotton Creek).  Included in the Initiative is Port Barrington, bordered by the Fox River and the Fox River Preserve.

Recent Announcements

  • Turbid Illinois Today begins the start of a baseline turbidity monitoring effort in the creeks and tributaries of the lakes in the 9 Lakes Watershed Planning area.  The effort is 100% volunteer ...
    Posted by Brian Valleskey
  • Coming Soon - GIS Data With the free release of Google Earth Pro along with other base level GIS viewers, public interest in mapping resources is rapidly expanding.  In the spirit of sharing we will ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2015, 11:19 AM by Brian Valleskey
  • Ordinance Review - Completed After nearly two years of delay, the comprehensive review of the community ordinances of Port Barrington, Tower Lakes, Lake Barrington, Wauconda, and Island Lake have been completed.  The reviews are ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2015, 12:51 PM by Brian Valleskey
  • Plan Completion - Next Steps Last month the Tower Lakes Drain Partnership (TLDP) formally took over ownership of the 9 Lakes Watershed Plan from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).  The final document is ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 6:15 AM by Brian Valleskey
  • Will 4 Lakes Grow into 9 Lakes? So the planning process is all but complete with CMAP.  So what now?  As a stakeholder driven group this is an excellent question.  The 9 Lakes TMDL Implementation Plan is ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2014, 9:58 AM by Brian Valleskey
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