• The IEPA requires that watershed plan address nine criteria in order to qualify for future funding through the 319 Non-Point Source Pollution Source Program. The Aux Sable Plan (from the mid 1990’s) will be updated to meet those criteria, which include:
    • An identification of the causes and sources of NPS pollution
    • An estimate of the pollutant load reductions expected following implementation
    • A description of measures to implement to achieve pollutant load reductions estimated
    • An estimate of the amounts of technical and financial assistance needed, associated costs, and/or the sources that can implement the plan
    • A public information/education component that is designed to change social behavior
    • A implementation schedule
    • A description of measurable milestones
    • A set of criteria to determine whether pollutant loading reductions are being achieved
    • A monitoring component

  • A watershed-wide open space/green infrastructure plan will be an appendix item to the watershed plan update document. It will use the open space areas already completed in Kendall County (through the Protect Kendall Now! initiative in 2005-2007) and add the watershed’s Grundy and Will County portions. The Kendall portion will not be changed or revisited. Work will focus on the Grundy and Will County portions. Once completed, then all open space information can be compiled into a watershed-wide open space/green infrastructure plan. The process will follow that used when the Kendall portion was mapped. For more information on that, click here.