Blackberry Creek Watershed Planning
Blackberry Creek Watershed Map
Blackberry Creek Watershed
Larger map here
 
The Blackberry Creek watershed is located in southwest Kane and northwest Kendall counties and has a drainage area of approximately 75 square miles. The watershed covers portions of the Cities of Aurora, Batavia and Yorkville, and the Villages of Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego and Sugar Grove. The watershed is located on the urban fringe of the Chicago metropolitan area. Approximately 56% of the watershed land use is agricultural. Kane and Kendall counties are two of the fastest growing counties in Illinois (Kendall #1 and Kane #5). The total population in Blackberry Creek watershed is approximately 25,374.
For more information about what a watershed is and general information about this planning process, please click on this link: Watershed Planning Home
Plan Documents - Final
Blackberry Creek Watershed Action Plan
Blackberry Creek Watershed Action Plan Executive Summary
 
Presentations
Draft Kane County 2040 Green Infrastructure Plan    10-31-13
Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant (IGIG) and Nonpoint Source Pollution Control (Section 319) Grant Programs   10-31-13
Drainage Districts   10-31-13
Blackberry Creek Dam Removal  Spring 2013    10-31-13
Fox Basin Results for Blackberry Creek   2012
Blackberry Creek Watershed Moving Forward  10-18-11
Plan Implementation, Monitoring, & Measures of Success Chapter Overview
  Hudson  10-18-11
 
 
CMAP Overview Ahmed 9-2-10
The Conservation Foundation Overview  Tuttle 9-21-10
USACE 11-16-10
Blackberry Creek Code Analysis I  Ahmed 12-14-10
Groundwater Protection: Should You Care?  Loftus 12-14-10
Shallow Groundwater Aquifers in Kane County Schuch 12-14-10
Blackberry Creek Code Analysis II  Ahmed  1-18-11
Open Space  Tuttle  1-18-11
Blackberry Creek Impairments  Ahmed 3-22-11
Water Quality Modeling  Elberts  4-19-11
Biosolids:  Presentation   Handout   Fox Metro Tour    Elliott  4-19-11
Watershed Planning in Blackberry Creek  5-11
Blackberry Creek Data  5-18-11
Illinois EPA Funding Programs  Hudson  7-19-11  
IDNR Grant Opportunities & Funding Options  Hudson   7-19-11
CMAP - Local Technical Assistance Program  Hudson   7-19-11
Opportunistic Conservation Design: Montgomery Village Hall – A Case Study in Matching Conservation Design with Project Conditions   Paulson  7-19-11
Examples of 319 Projects   Hudson   8-16-11
Hankes Road Bioswale Project   DeGraff   8-16-11
Blackberry Creek Watershed – Critical Area Assessments   Elberts  8-16-11
Plan Recommendations Chapter Overview    Hudson   8-16-11
Resources & Documents
Blackberry Creek Project Charter
Instructions for Using Google Earth  to identify potential projects for the Blackberry Creek Watershed Action Plan
CMAP Model Water Use Conservation Ordinance
Blackberry Creek Watershed Zone Code Analysis and Ordinance
Language Review:       Final Report
       Aurora       Batavia       Elburn     Montgomery     North Aurora
      Sugar Grove       Yorkville       Kane County         Kendall County
Blackberry Creek Planning Brochure
Blackberry Creek Brochure - How You Can Help Reduce Water Pollution
Fecal Coliform - Pet Waste Pollution Poster
Soil & Water Conservation District Programs
 
1999 Blackberry Creek
Watershed Plan
Volume I
Volume II
Blackberry Alternative Futures
Executive Summary      Report Summary
Final Report  Sept. 2003
      Appendix A     Appendix B
Fiscal Impact Study   March 2004
Blackberry Planning Meeting
Contact Info:
Tara Neff
630-428-4500, Ext. 23 
 
Meetings
TBA
Now that the Plan is completed, it is up to Blackberry Creek stakeholders to organize to help implement the Plan.

We will post any future meeting or group contact information here
Watershed Coalition Meeting Notes:
10-30-12
3-20-12
 
Maps
Map of Blackberry Creek Watershed  
 
Google Earth Map Files
Blackberry Creek Watershed
Blackberry Creek Streams
Blackberry Creek Project Ideas
Download Google Earth
How to Use Google Earth
 
Links
The Conservation Foundation
CMAP - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
 
Blackberry Creek
Dam Removal
Presentation about the Dam Removal project from the FREP Noon Network 10/17/12
Report, with photos about the project at Waterdog Journal
 
Meeting:
 Agendas
9-21-10
10-18-10
11-16-10
12-14-10
1-18-11
2-22-11
3-22-11
4-19-11
5-18-11
6-21-11
7-19-11 
8-16-11 
10-18-11
11-15-11
12-20-11
3-20-12
Notes
9-21-10
10-18-10
11-16-10
12-14-10
1-18-11
2-22-11
3-22-11
4-19-11
5-18-11
6-21-11
7-19-11
8-16-11
10-18-11
11-15-11
12-20-11
 
 
CMAP Planning Project 
FREP