Silver Creek & Sleepy Hollow Watershed
Silver Creek Watershed
Silver Creek Watershed


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The watershed includes Silver Creek and other Fox River tributary streams
The Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area is located in southeastern McHenry County. The planning area includes the Silver Creek, two additional streams, and 11 square miles of land that drain to these streams. Communities include Oakwood Hills, portions of Cary, Crystal Lake, Prairie Grove, and unincorporated areas of McHenry County. The planning area lies within Nunda and Algonquin townships. The population is approximately 10,235. The Silver Creek Watershed is home to significant natural resources including dedicated Illinois Nature Preserves and rare wetlands. Several lakes enjoyed by community members provide recreational opportunities as well.
Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed
Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed
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The watershed includes Sleepy Hollow Creek and other Fox River tributary streams
The Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed Planning Area is located in southeastern McHenry County. The planning area includes the Sleepy Hollow Creek, one additional stream, and almost 20 square miles of land that drain to these streams.  Communities include portions of Bull Valley, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Prairie Grove and unincorporated areas of McHenry County. The planning area lies within Township. The population is approximately 12,121. The Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed is home to significant natural resources including dedicated Illinois Nature Preserves and rare wetlands. Several lakes enjoyed by community members provide recreational opportunities as well.
For more information about what a watershed is and general information about this planning process, please click on this link: Watershed Planning Home
 
The Watershed Plan:
Executive Summary  2/12 (Final)

Silver Creek & Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed Action Plan    3/12 (Final)
FREP Resolution in support of the Plan
 
Presentations
Groundwater Protection  Loftus 1-11-11
Groundwater Protection in McHenry County    McKinney   1-11-11
The State of Water in McHenry County          McKinney  1-11-11
Making Connections: Opportunities for Green Infrastructure   Hudson  4-13-11
Sleepy Hollow Creek & Silver Creek Watershed Inventories   Thompson  4-13-11
Watershed Planning & Water Quality Modeling  Elberts  4-13-11
Introduction to Project Planning Recommendations  5-19-11
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Grant Funding   Lieberoff  6-14-11
Education and Outreach Recommendations Discussion   Rotunno  7-20-11
Protecting the Crystal Lake Watershed: A Local Example of Watershed Protection Policies  Morimoto   7-20-11
Education and Outreach Recommendations    Rotunno  8-22-11
Understanding Public Perceptions: A Social Assessment of the Nippersink Watershed   Dr. Joan Brehm, Associate Sociology Professor Illinois State University   8-22-11
 
Resources &  Documents
Sleepy Hollow Project Charter
IEPA Section 319 of the Clean Water Act  Link
 
Silver Creek/Sleepy Hollow Creek Plan Documents
Map - Existing Open Space Watershed Planning Area  6-14-11
Map - Green Infrastructure Network – Draft July, 2011
Stream Assessment Results
 
Related Implementation Plan Documents
Silver Creek & Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed Comprehensive Plan and Ordinance Assessment for the Cities of Crystal Lake and McHenry, and the Villages of Oakwood Hills and Prairie Grove    LINK to CMAP webpage
 
Maps
Map of Sleepy Hollow Watershed         Map of Silver Creek Watershed  
Early 1800's Land Cover in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area
 
2001 Land Cover in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area

2005 Land Use in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area

Sensitive Aquifer Recharge Areas, Shallow CWS Wells, & Hydric Soils in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area

Floodplains, 9%+ Soil Slopes, & Oak Stands in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area

Hydrologic Soil Groups in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area
Hydric Soils, Sensitive Aquifer Recharge Areas, & Oak Stands in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area

Floodplains & Soil Slopes in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area

Exisiting Open Space & Natural Area Inventories in the Sleepy Hollow & Silver Creek Watershed Planning Area
Sleepy Hollow-Silver Planning Meeting
Contact Info
for the newly formed
Silver & Sleepy Hollow Creeks Watershed Coalition:
Phone: 815-338-0393

110 South Johnson St.,
Suite 106
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Contact us if you are interested in participating in the new coalition and helping to implement the new watershed plan.
 
Meetings
Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Dukes in Crystal Lake

Minutes:
12-10-13
8-6-13
8-22-12
 
Links
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
CMAP - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
 
Grant Resource Information
Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program:
Financial Assistance

Biannual 319 Report
Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant Program:
Financial Assistance

Green Infrastructure Plan
Other IEPA Grant Funding Sources:
Presentation from 6-14-11
 
Meeting Documents
9-23-10
Agenda            Attendees
Presentation 1   Presentation 2
10-27-10
Agenda
Attendees List:  3 PM     7 PM
12-1-10
Agenda     Attendees    Notes
1-11-11
Agenda     Attendees    Notes
2-10-11   2:30 PM
Agenda     Attendees    Notes
2-10-11  6:30 PM
Agenda     Attendees    Notes
3-17-11
Agenda      Attendees   Notes
4-13-11   1:30 PM
Agenda       Attendees   Notes
5-19-11
Agenda       Attendees    Notes
6-14-11
Agenda       Attendees    Notes
7-20-11
Agenda       Attendees    Notes
8-22-11
Agenda     Attendees      Notes
10-19-11
Agenda     Attendees      Notes
11-30-11
Agenda     Attendees
12-20-11
Agenda
 
CMAP Planning Project
FREP