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FREP Noon Network – Keith Andres Memorial Park Stream Stabilization Project

April 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Jedd Anderson, CBBEL, Kevin Gray, Ed Szydlowski, Village of Carpentersville
Co-hosted by: Jelkes Creek-Fox River Watershed Coalition.

The Village of Carpentersville recently was awarded a Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control grant from Illinois EPA to stabilize approximately 4,000 feet of eroding streambank along both sides of a 2,000-foot segment of Lake Marian Creek, a tributary of the Fox River (IL_DT-20), in Keith Andres Memorial Park in Carpentersville.

Streambanks will be stabilized through the installation of 26 pool/riffle sequence grade control structures (cross vanes), removal of a section of failing concrete-lined channel, regrading, stone toe protection, raising the channel bottom in some places and lowering it in others to achieve a consistent slope, filling in the downstream braided section of channel to recreate a single channel with proper morphology, and restoring two acres of adjoining riparian woodland by removing non-native vegetation (buckthorn), and performing long term stewardship.  The project will also include educational signage. Note: Another Noon Network will be scheduled following completion of this 2-year project to witness the transformation!

Following an overview of the project, Jedd Anderson of CBBEL and Ed Szydlowski and Kevin Gray of the Village Carpentersville will lead a field tour of the project site. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for possibly damp and muddy conditions.


All FREP Membership Meetings & Programs, and FREP Noon Networks are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Most Noon Networks accommodate us bringing our lunch to eat during the program.


April 10, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Keith Andres Memorial Park, 1304 Sacramento Dr, Carpentersville, IL

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