Advice Provided on Wetlands Projects

On August 26, 2009, James Miner and Keith Carr of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) Wetland Geology Section met with two representatives of the Geneva Park District regarding a fen creation and proposed pond clarification project. The geologists advised the park district about the functioning and likely outcome of the fen creation project and reviewed the options for the pond.

On August 26, 2009, Steven Benton, Geoff Pociask, and Charles Knight of the ISGS Wetland Geology Section met with representatives of Illinois Department of Transportation Central Office and District 7, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and the Louisville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at a site in Lawrence County, Illinois, to discuss the practicality of using the parcel for a wetland mitigation bank. The ISGS scientists will continue monitoring the site to determine if the hydrology of the parcel is suitable.