Regional cooperation to manage open space

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Lincolnshire has undergone a joint project with its neighboring
communities Mettawa and Bannockburn to look at open space. The project
is being coordinated through Chicago Wilderness and is funded through
the Grand Victoria Foundation. It is unique in that it provides the
opportunity for the three communities to work together to identify Green
Infrastructure, determine its connectedness, review community
ordinances and policies related to green infrastructure. Private and
public rain gardens examples of green infrastructure that are being
looked at.

The Village has developed an Open Space Management Plan and
encourages participation of staff in maintenance and care of
environmental issues. To support the protection of natural resources,
the Village has adopted the Chicago Wilderness Biodiversity Recovery
Plan, the North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed Plan, and the
Indian Creek Watershed Plan. Additionally, the GIS provides staff a
resource to aid in the identification of woodlands, wetlands,
floodplains and other environmentally sensitive lands. This information
is used as a development and management tool.

Regional cooperation to manage open space

Blog_Regionalcooperationtomanageopenspace.png

Lincolnshire has undergone a joint project with its neighboring
communities Mettawa and Bannockburn to look at open space. The project
is being coordinated through Chicago Wilderness and is funded through
the Grand Victoria Foundation. It is unique in that it provides the
opportunity for the three communities to work together to identify Green
Infrastructure, determine its connectedness, review community
ordinances and policies related to green infrastructure. Private and
public rain gardens examples of green infrastructure that are being
looked at.

The Village has developed an Open Space Management Plan and
encourages participation of staff in maintenance and care of
environmental issues. To support the protection of natural resources,
the Village has adopted the Chicago Wilderness Biodiversity Recovery
Plan, the North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed Plan, and the
Indian Creek Watershed Plan. Additionally, the GIS provides staff a
resource to aid in the identification of woodlands, wetlands,
floodplains and other environmentally sensitive lands. This information
is used as a development and management tool.