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North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed 

North Branch Watershed map (PDF format 628KB)

Upcoming Meetings, Events, News 

North Branch Planning Committee meeting Feb. 10 at Heller Nature Center

Check out the completed Skokie River Stream Daylighting Project 


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  • Middle Fork
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Quarterly Watershed Meetings
North Branch Planning Committee for annual meeting presentations.

North Branch Watershed Consortium
Formerly the Skokie River Consortium, the group's mission is to efficiently address common and necessary flood mitigation, stormwater management and green infrastructure improvements in the watershed. For more information, contact Susan Vancil.  NBWC
meetings replace the November quarterly meeting of the North Branch Planning Committee. 

November 12, 2015 meeting materials 
DRAFT meeting notes
Agenda packet 
Lake Forest Hospital Expansion and Sustainable Site Design - Jim Mladucky, Northwestern Medicine's Director of Planning and Construction, and Mike Bleck, Vice President, Bleck Engineering

Watershed Plan and Studies

North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed-Based Plan (2008)

North Branch Open Space Plan (2005)

Lake Bluff Feasibility Study (2009)

Drain Tile Replacement Alternatives Within the Skokie River Headwaters (2008)



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For more information on the North Branch of the Chicago River watershed plan and projects, contact:
Patty Werner
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