MWRD, Lake County Forest Preserve District to host an open house to discuss Buffalo Creek Reservoir Expansion and Forest Preserve improvements
Who: The MWRD and the Lake County Forest Preserve District
What: Informational open house regarding concept plans for improvements at the Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve
Where: Buffalo Grove Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL
When: Wednesday, January 22, any time from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and Lake County Forest
Preserve District (LCFPD) are working on a project to expand the existing Buffalo Creek Reservoir and
improve recreational access at the Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve.
To provide more information about the project, the public is invited to an informal open house to view the concept plans on Wed., Jan. 22, anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Grove Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL. No presentation is planned as part of the viewing but public comment will be welcomed.
Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve is located on the west and east sides of Schaefer Road between Lake Cook Road on the south and Checker Road on the north in the Villages of Buffalo Grove and Long Grove.
The joint project involves expanding floodwater storage at the MWRD’s existing Buffalo Creek Reservoir,
habitat restoration, and improving public access throughout the Preserve. Public access improvements
include adding and relocating trails and bridges to improve recreational opportunities.
Please see the following page for a map of the preferred concept. Additional information can be obtained by calling (312) 751-3247