We collectively represent members interests in discussions with the regulatory community and environmental groups.
We provide local coordination to develop and implement a long-term, comprehensive monitoring program to assess current stream conditions in the watershed and identify the biggest stressors to aquatic life.
Our data-driven approach will enable us to make informed management decisions and identify the most cost-effective ways to improve local waterways and meet permit requirements.
LDWG accepts membership applications made by permitted wastewater agencies, municipal stormwater dischargers, industrial dischargers and other local units of government situated within the watershed boundary.
At the request of Illinois EPA, the watershed boundary was expanded to include MWRD-GC’s Kirie Plant, and is unlike traditional boundaries. Active subwatershed groups within the watershed boundary include Hickory Creek Watershed Planning Group and the Silver Creek Watershed Committee.
Stakeholders in the Lower Des Plaines Watershed need to be aware of issues currently being addressed. Join us at any of our scheduled membership meetings to learn more about them, and watershed improvements.