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Raingardens That Work–Talk & Tour

Raingardens That Work–Talk & Tour

Raingardens That Work–Talk & Tour

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On August 1, 2022

Friday, August 5 — From 1:00 to 3:00 PM

This event is free & open to the public, but limited to 30 people.

So, register quickly at https://bit.ly/3Kq78Qp

Woodscreek Park – 1420 Willow Tree Dr, Crystal Lake

BROUGHT TO YOU BY MCHENRY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

The raingardens at Woodscreek Park in Crystal Lake are examples of good design that use water runoff as an asset instead of a waste product.   Join us to learn more about this great project, and how you can build raingardens that work into your own communities!

The raingardens at Woodscreek Park not only manage runoff from the parking lot, they are also designed to treat used water from the Park’s splashpad, a great example of expanding the environmental benefits of a green infrastructure project.  Join us to learn more about this wonderful project from those involved and see first-hand how to design and maintain your own raingardens! 

The program will be led by:

· Amy Olson, Manager of Park Planning and Development for the Crystal Lake Park District

· John Fiorina, Natural Resources and Interpretive Services Manager for the Crystal Lake Park District

· Brian Valleskey, Senior Water Resources Professional with Geosyntec Consultants

· Scott Kuykendall, Water Resources Specialist with the McHenry County Planning and Development

The Talk and Tour series of workshops are proudly sponsored by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the McHenry County Department of Planning and Development. Each of the workshops highlight examples of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that have been successfully implemented here in McHenry County.

For more information about upcoming events, contact Scott Kuykendall, Water Resources Specialist, at SHKuykendall@mchenrycountyil.gov