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FREP Crystal Creek Watershed Tour

June 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

Presenter: Steve Zimmerman, Principal Restoration Ecologist, RES

AES-RES & City of Crystal Lake will present the newly completed Crystal Creek Watershed-Based Plan. The presentation will include a brief summary of watershed conditions, pollutants of concern, and potential water quality, green infrastructure, and habitat improvement projects.
We’ll start at Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, and proceed to tour sites at Lundahl Middle School and then Town Park in Algonquin.
We will look at a buried reach (in storm sewer) of Crystal Creek and discuss a potential project to “daylight” and restore the stream to ecological health. We will also discuss the design, permitting, and construction hurdles involved in completing this potential project.We will then look at a reach of Crystal Creek that was re-aligned and restored, through Towne Park as a result of the new Western Algonquin Bypass. Village of Algonquin staff will explain why the Bypass was needed and how it became an opportunity

AES-RES & City of Crystal Lake will present the newly completed Crystal Creek Watershed-Based Plan. The presentation will include a brief summary of watershed conditions, pollutants of concern, and potential water quality, green infrastructure, and habitat improvement projects.
We’ll start at Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, and proceed to tour sites at Lundahl Middle School and then Town Park in Algonquin.
We will look at a buried reach (in storm sewer) of Crystal Creek and discuss a potential project to “daylight” and restore the stream to ecological health. We will also discuss the design, permitting, and construction hurdles involved in completing this potential project.We will then look at a reach of Crystal Creek that was re-aligned and restored, through Towne Park as a result of the new Western Algonquin Bypass. Village of Algonquin staff will explain why the Bypass was needed and how it became an opportunity to improve Crystal Creek.

Tour map:

https://foxriverecosystem.org/fox/data/files/crystalcreekwatershedtourmap-6-9-21.pdf