Lake County Stormwater Management grant to help educate to improve water quality.
Monday, February 25
The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Board awarded a $10,000 grant to Tower Lakes Drain Partnership on Jan. 14. Tower Lakes Drain Partnership, a working group of municipalities, homeowner’s associations, and conservation organizations dedicated to improving local water quality, coordinated by Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) will use this grant to expand education and outreach through workshops, seminars, newsletters, and the use of social media.
Government and conservation groups joined forces to permanently protect Barclay Woods as a nature preserve.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
In a landmark project, Cuba Township, Village of Tower Lakes, Barrington Area Conservation Trust, and Citizens For Conservation announced that they had cooperated to provide funding to purchase a 15.5-acre parcel, known as Barclay’s Woods in Tower Lakes, and permanently protect it as a nature preserve. The four groups each contributed funds towards the purchase of the property, which was owned by Barrington Bank & Trust. The parcel is located east of Route 59 off Pebble Creek Road in Tower Lakes. It is an oak savanna with 100- to 200-year-old white and red oak trees that contains both a high-quality creek and wetlands that flow into Tower Lakes and Wagner Fen. The property will be jointly owned by Cuba Township and the Village of Tower …