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The Barrington Hills Chronicle (a Riding Club of Barrington Hills splinter group), posted what follows on Wednesday:

“The Riding Club of Barrington Hills is inviting all volunteers this Saturday, May 14th, to a roadside clean-up campaign on Route 62 (Algonquin Road). A meeting at the the Riding Center on Bateman Road will start at 8:30am (this Saturday, May 14th), or feel free to join whenever it is convenient for you. Every Saturday in May is the clean-up plan.”

In addition, three additional events are taking place tomorrow:

These activities are occurring at the same time tomorrow morning, primarily along Bateman, Algonquin, Brinker, and County Line Roads.

Readers are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when driving in these areas. On any given day, the Village has two patrol people covering the entire Village, and even with additional resources allocated, they hopefully will not be overwhelmed.

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The Barrington Hills Park District Board will hold their regular monthly meeting this evening in person and via Zoom at 7:00 PM.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Instructions for accessing the meeting remotely can be found here.

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Crabtree

Wyatt Charbonneau, 2, of Volo plays a game of Connect Four in the woods during the Cook County Forest Preserve Earth Day event Saturday at the Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington Hills. (Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer)

Giant bubbles, big climbing logs and mud painting were among the Earth Day activities during the Cook County Forest Preserve’s nature play event Saturday at the Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington Hills.

“We’ve been doing this for several years,” said Karen Holmes, the center’s assistant director. “It’s really kind of low-key that gets people outdoors to play with things that can be recycled or reused.”

Natural materials were the theme for the event. A large-scale Connect Four game used red-and-black-colored discs that were cut from buckthorn, an invasive plant species.

Clear plastic tennis ball canisters collected by a local club and given to the nature center were being reused as seed starters. With construction paper lining, a little bit of water, a bean seed was shown to be able to sprout in just a few days.

More here.

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FPDCC

In this Issue:

  • President’s Letter: The Forest Preserves Help Keep Our Communities Healthier
  • Celebrate Earth Day
  • Nature Express Bus: Free Transportation to the Forest Preserves
  • Latest News: Five Fun Facts about Raccoons, Save the Date: Trailside Museum of Natural History’s 90th Anniversary, Celebrate Arbor Day
  • Upcoming Events & Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt-A-Site

View the newsletter contents here.

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Kids can create a nature craft at some Earth Day events in the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

It’s time to show a little love to Mother Nature.

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and Arbor Day follows on April 29. Here are some local events to mark the occasion — and to give back.

Earth Day in Barrington: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Pederson Preserve, West County Line and Hart roads, Barrington. Join Barrington Area Conservation Trust to plant native warrior sedges, install a bald cypress tree, learn about stream ecology and more. Parking is available at Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St. Free. Register at bit.ly/BACTearthday.

Earth Day Nature Play: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills. Enjoy family-friendly Earth Day activities in a three-acre Nature Play area. Free. fpdcc.com/event/earth-day-nature-play.

More here.

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The Riding Club of Barrington Hills (RCBH) recently released their April newsletter.  Topics covered this month include:

  • First Weekly RCBH Obstacle Exposure
  • RCBH New Members
  • RCBH Sunny Sundays Brunch
  • RCBH Walk Only Trail Rides, and
  • RCBH Art Contest 2022

A copy of the RCBH newsletter can be viewed and downloaded here.

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The Barrington Hills Park District Board will hold their regular monthly meeting this evening in person and via Zoom at 7:00 PM.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Instructions for accessing the meeting remotely can be found here.

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Flood

“Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a virtual flood map information open house on March 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. for communities in northwest Cook and northeast Kane Counties, according to a news release.

Revised areas are within the Poplar Creek and Spring Creek watersheds, including portions of Barrington Hills, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Streamwood and South Elgin. The open house will give residents the chance to review preliminary versions of a recently completed Flood Insurance Study and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map.

The FIS and FIRMs provide base flood information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards and offer information that public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain.

At the virtual open house, representatives from local, state and federal agencies will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations and the process for floodplain mapping within the Poplar Creek and Spring Creek watersheds. The newly prepared preliminary floodplain maps can also be viewed at the meeting. FEMA intends that they be used as tools to assist planning processes and outreach efforts to quickly respond to and recover from future events, the release stated.

To attend the virtual meeting visit zoom.com and enter the ID 897 5579 0878 and the password 604044 or click here.”

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“WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?

In our last newsletter (December 2020), we described the additional analysis and evaluation required to select the preferred alternative due to the presence of federally listed threatened and endangered species: Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly and Rusty Patched Bumblebee. Over the last year, the project team has continued coordinating with agencies such as the

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPDCC), the US Geological Survey (USGS), and the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) to conduct the Biological Assessment (BA). The BA analyzes and determines the project’s effect on these species and/or their critical habitat, and documents the measures taken to avoid, minimize, and/or mitigate the impacts.

Two critical elements of the BA are the groundwater monitoring and analysis, which will be completed in early 2022, and the prescribed burn of the Spring Creek Forest Preserve, which was completed in 2021. You may have also noticed crews trudging through the marshy areas along IL 62 in the late fall as shown in Figure 2 (below). These crews are delineating wetlands within the Spring Creek Forest Preserve to help better identify potential habitat for the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly within the study area. We anticipate the wetland delineation to be completed in the spring of 2022.

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WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

Once the BA is complete, the project team can continue analyzing the impacts of the two remaining alternatives and select a preferred alternative. While the two remaining alternatives are both 4-lanes, one has shoulders, and one has curb and gutter. After the preferred alternative is selected, geometric and drainage improvements, and non-motorized accommodations will be refined and presented to stakeholders.”

A copy of the update can be viewed and downloaded here.

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BHPD

The Barrington Hills Park District Board will hold their regular monthly meeting this evening in-person and via Zoom at 7:00 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • Horizon Farms Update
  • Plum Farms Property Update
  • Public Comment Policy Guidelines, anf
  • Additional Video Cameras at Riding Center

A copy of their agenda can be viewed here. Instructions for accessing the meeting remotely can be found here.

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