Welcome to UDPREP's web site.   

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Vision for Open Space in Lake Co. Sixteen of Lake County's conservation organizations have come together to create a vision calling for 20% of the county to be protected as open space by 2030. UDPREP is a member of the coalition and voted to adopt the vision.
Read the press release...
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Watershed Friendly Landscaping

Visit the watershed friendly landscaping section of our web site to learn more about rain gardens, rain barrels, permeable hardscaping, green roofs, bioswales, and native plant landscaping.
Photo by Alison Cook.


Cook County Stormwater Ordinance

UDPREP sits on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's Public and Private Organization Advisory Committee (PPOAC). The PPOAC is assisting the MWRD in developing a stormwater management ordinance for Cook County.

 

 

Mission Statement
To preserve, protect, and enhance the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed through stakeholder education, collaboration, and technical assistance.

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Become a Member of UDPREP!
Help the partnership grow - become a member! UDPREP members enjoy many benefits including a subscription to our newsletter, invitations to our special events, and voting privileges at annual meetings. Learn more................................


Des Plaines River Clean-up attracted over 100 people!


...some photos of the clean- up

...and even a video

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Hydrilla hunt.............................

Four Projects in the UDPREP Watershed - Recieve Awards from EPA
Reed-Turner
Carillon North
Whippoorwill Farm
Oakton Community College

Visit EPA's Website For More Info
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UDPREP is a Member of Chicago Wilderness
The Upper Des Plaines River Ecosystem Partnership is a member of the Chicago Wilderness consortium, an alliance of more than 200 public and private organizations working together to protect, restore, study and manage the natural ecosystems of the Chicago region, to contribute to the conservation of global biodiversity and enrich local residents’ quality of life. More information is available at www.chicagowilderness.org

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The needs of sub water sheds are evolving as are the laws concerning the quality of surface water they connect to.  UDPREP is currently working with current and potential stakeholders to redefine the role of the organization in order to have the greatest impact.  UDPREP is a compilation of its members and a forum where ideas are discussed and put into action.  Please see the Membership tab for information on joining UDPREP.