Welcome to the Homepage of the 4 Lakes Watershed Initiative(Now part of the Tower Lakes Drain Partnership)
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.
Initially forming in Spring of 2011, the 4 Lakes Watershed Group was approached by The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) about partnering to complete and EPA approved Watershed-based plan in December of 2012. The group began collaboration in the spring of 2013 with additional lake groups and interested stakeholders to for the 9 Lakes Watershed Planning Group. The final plan received EPA approval in fall of 2014 and was received under the Tower Lakes Drain Partnership (TLDP).