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posted: 10/27/2013 4:50 PM

Protecting the Mill Creek Watershed:

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Protecting the Mill Creek watershed is the topic of the Lake County Audubon Society's general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the second floor meeting room of the Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook Ave. Andrea Cline, water resource specialist at the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, will discuss the planning process and goals for improving water quality, reducing flooding, and protecting the habitat and natural resources in the Mill Creek watershed. Mill Creek is a tributary to the upper Des Plaines River that originates in north central Lake County. The watershed contains 11 lakes, nine of which are on the 2012 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's impaired list: Bittersweet, College Trail, Druce, Fourth, Gages, Grandwood Park, Sand, Third, and Willow. The 90-minute meeting is free and open to the public. Children are welcome. Call (847) 362-5134.

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