Mackinaw River Ecosystem Partnership Bylaws 2004

The purpose of MREP is to better understand and work for the improvement and ecological sustainability of the Mackinaw River watershed. The Partnership serves to facilitate communication and cooperation among those dedicated to preserving and improving the quality and ecosystem integrity of the Mackinaw River watershed. This is a summary… Continue reading

Town of Normal Storm Water Credit Manual

This is a storm water credit manual for the town of normal, that gives contracts and pricing to pay a storm water user fee. As properties are developed, the amount of storm water runoff generated by those properties increases. The increase in runoff produced by developed properties creates a variety… Continue reading

The Hydrogeological Effects of Variable Land Use along Wolf Creek in the Mackinaw River Watershed

This is a thesis looking at the Wolf Creek subwatershed. Tests were run and data was collected to determine chemical contents in the water and sources of runoff and pollution. It discusses the significance of the pollution and the effects it is having on the local water quality. The Hydrogeological… Continue reading

Direct and Indirect Impacts of Urbanization on Wetland Quality

The purpose of this article is to review the current state of wetland science as it pertains to impacts from urbanization, and to explore the possible management implications for local natural resource managers and land use planners who are the principal audience for this article. It is always difficult to… Continue reading

The Smart Watershed Benchmarking Tool

This document distills the lessons learned from around the country into a self-assessment tool to help local communities integrate and align their urban watershed programs to meet their water resource goals. The tool is designed to help local program managers and watershed groups make better decisions on watershed restoration priorities… Continue reading

Mackinaw River Ecosystem Partnership Bylaws, 2003

The purpose of MREP is to better understand and work for the improvement and ecological sustainability of the Mackinaw River watershed. The Partnership serves to facilitate communication and cooperation among those dedicated to preserving and improving the quality and ecosystem integrity of the Mackinaw River watershed. This is a summary… Continue reading

McLean County Regional Greenway Plan

This plan presents an up-to-date vision for greenways and provides a framework forestablishing a regional system of interconnectedgreenways throughout McLean County andbeyond. The plan presents goals and objectivesin support of this vision and identifiespriority future greenways and potential greenwaylinkages to other regions. The plan wasoriginally completed in 1997 in cooperationwith… Continue reading

Critical Trends Assessment Report, 2002

This is a compilation of research papers created to inform policymakers about the state of Illinois’ ecosystems. The papers score the water quality based on both the habitat and biological properties, and the streams were ranked based on the score. They also look at bird and wildlife censusing to look… Continue reading