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ICWP Other Water Related Links
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International Issue of the Decade – United Nations Water for Life
http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)/ Office of Water
http://water.epa.gov/

Excellent material on water quality with a variety of pdf resource brochures
http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/conservation/lake-notes/index.html

Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
http://www.lakecountyil.gov/stormwater/Pages/default.aspx

Lake County Health Department/Lakes Management Unit
http://health.lakecountyil.gov/Population/LMU/Pages/default.aspx

WI-IL Upper DesPlaines Ecosystem Partnership
http://www.upperdesplainesriver.org

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
http://www.cmap.illinois.gov

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
http://dnr.state.il.us/

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR Critical Trends Assessment Program
http://dnr.state.il.us/orep/ctap/

U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Division - Upper IL River
http://il.water.usgs.gov/nawqa/uirb/pubs/reports/FS-072-98/index.html

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)/America's Wetlands
http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/wetlands/vital/toc.html

Center for Watershed Protection Importance of Wetlands
http://www.cwp.org/2013-04-05-16-15-03/wetlands-and-watersheds

EPA Water Resource Assessments
http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/water-quality/index.html

Who to Call if You Have Drainage Problems in Lake County

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Plants and Animals

Plant uses and benefits
http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/corridors.html

Illinois Native Flora and Fauna
http://dnr.state.il.us/conservation/naturalheritage/index.htm

Purchasing Native Plants and Seed

Illinois Native Plant Society link
http://www.ill-inps.org/

Illinois Native Plant Suppliers
http://www.il.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/plants/npg/apndx_b.html

Chicago Botanic Garden - Invasive Plants
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/research/invasive/

Aquatic invasives
http://www.epa.gov/owow/invasive_species/

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Grants

EPA grants
http://cfpub.epa.gov/fedfund/program_list.cfm?key_num=50

US Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/grants/

Lake County Stormwater Management Grants Available  
http://www.lakecountyil.gov/Stormwater/LakeCountyWatersheds/Pages/FundingSources.aspx

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Education

Fifteen Things You Can Do to Make a Difference in Your Watershed
http://www.epa.gov/adopt/earthday/index.html

Fema's Website and Flooding
http://www.ready.gov/floods

Build Your Own Rain Garden
www.appliedeco.com/Projects/Rain Garden.pdf

For educating kids about water
www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/ndwc_Kids_DWinfo.htm

100 Water Saving Tips!
http://wateruseitwisely.com/index.php 

 

Please save our resources and recycle!

Lake County Recycling Opportunities

http://www.swalco.org/

 

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