The village of North Barrington was named the “Community of the Year” by the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission in ceremonies held Nov. 8 at the county Central Permit Facility in Libertyville.
A plaque was presented by the Commission to Albert Pino, Village President. While accepting the award he recognized village staff and their consultants for outstanding work that earned this tribute. He said that 30 percent of the village budget goes into stormwater management.
The Commission staff wrote that “The Village is being recognized for its on-going efforts to reduce flooding and improve water quality in the village and the Flint Creek Watershed…the Village has made a long-term commitment to doing its part to protect Flint Creek with efforts to remove invasive species and debris jams, stream restoration and water quality.
“The Village was instrumental in creating the award winning Watershed Best Management Practices Handbook helping to educate stakeholders about the various practices that can be used for pollution prevention, stormwater management, groundwater protection and stream and surface water protection.”
Concluding his remarks, Pino said “We are honored for our village to be recognized for the environmental work we do on a daily basis."
Provided by Dan Friendlander