The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) received a Clean Water Act grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to develop a watershed-based plan for two adjacent stream watersheds in eastern McHenry County that drain to the Upper Fox River. The 45.3 square mile planning area includes the Boone Creek and Dutch Creek watersheds along with three direct drainage areas to the Upper Fox River. Within the planning area are the communities of Bull Valley, Johnsburg, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Ringwood and portions of Wonder Lake and Woodstock. Unincorporated areas are within the townships of Dorr, Greenwood, McHenry, and Nunda.

Boone Creek
The purpose of this plan is to work with local stakeholders to develop recommendations that upon implementation will help restore and protect the water quality of Boone Creek, Dutch Creek, McCullom Lake, and the other streams, waterbodies, and natural resources within the planning area. The plan must follow Illinois EPA guidelines and is scheduled for completion in late 2015. 
 
Oak-Hickory Restoration Site
Update
The Boone-Dutch Creek Watershed-based Plan and an Executive Summary were approved by Illinois EPA and the documents are posted below.

A plan implementation kick-off meeting is being planned for the near future. 

If you would like to be added to the Boone-Dutch Watershed Planning contacts list to be alerted about upcoming meeting dates, please contact Holly Hudson at CMAP: 312-386-8700, hhudson@cmap.illinios.gov.            
 
Boone-Dutch Creek Watershed Planning Area:
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Resources & Documents
NEW:  BDC Watershed Plan FINAL  March  2016
NEW:  Boone-Dutch Creek Watershed-based Plan Executive Summary
Guidance for Developing Watershed Action Plans in Illinois  CMAP
Areawide Water Quality Management Plan  CMAP
Presentations
BDC Update    Hudson   10-15-15
BMP Recommendations and Pollutant Load Reductions  Cline   10-15-15
BDC update, BMPs, and Outreach/Education Hudson  6-11-15
Audubon Int’l Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf   Thomson   4-9-15
Chloride Contamination   Ellinghausen   4-9-15
BDC Update and BMP project identification   Hudson   4-9-15
BDC Update - Plan & Ordiance Review   Hudson  Daly  2-12-15
BDC Update & Ordinances, Codes, & Planning Activities to Protect Our Watersheds – Part 1: Why Stormwater Matters    Hudson   12-4-14
BDC - Aquatic Surveys Aug-Sept 2014
   Ders Anderson, Openlands
Boone – Dutch Creek Watershed Planning Update  9-25-14
    Loftus, Hudson
Boone-Dutch Creek Watershed Planning Overview  
   Loftus, Hudson, Thompson   6-5-14
Loyola University Ecology Campus Changes Over Time Map Series
   Lammers     6-5-14
Boone Creek Watershed Alliance: Restoration Action Strategy
   Dreher   6-5-14
Contact Info:
Holly Hudson, CMAP
312-386-8700

 
Meetings:
TBA
 
 
 
Links
CMAP - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Illinois Environmental Projection Agency IEPA
Boone Creek Watershed Alliance
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
 
Meeting:
Agendas
12-10-15
11-12-15
10-15-15
6-11-15
4-9-15
2-12-15
12-4-14
9-25-14
6-5-14
Notes
11-12-15
10-15-15
6-11-15
4-9-15
2-12-15
12-4-14
9-25-14
6-5-14
 
Maps
Boone-Dutch Creek Watershed Planning Area
 
McCullom Lake
 
Aquatic Survey
 
 
  For more information about what a watershed is and general information about this planning process, please click on this link: Watershed Planning Home