In 2009, backed by funding from the CommunityWorks Endowment Funds, a Land Use Initiative was formed to provide reliable tools and resources to support effective land use decisions. The Watershed Improvement Project works to maintain, manage and protect water resources through a watershed approach.
Fast forward to 2015, and we are happy to announce the beginning stages of the Sycamore Park District watershed improvement project. This project focuses on two river/riparian areas along the East Branch of the South Branch of the Kishwaukee River that runs through the Sycamore Golf Course. Immediate results will be improved water quality, erosion control, and restored native species. Education is another piece of this project including interpretative signs and other outreach in areas along the watershed. After years of discussion, data collecting, and mapping, it’s exciting to start on the first improvement project! Learn more.