THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTER
Vol. 12, No. 2
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS COMPLETED
Project reviews completed from July 15 to August 15 are listed below.
These projects have been screened through the internal environmental review
process for potential impacts on wetlands, threatened and endangered species,
and cultural and archaeological resources etc. Through the review process
it was determined that environmental impacts have been kept to a minimum
and mitigated as necessary and that they do not meet the criteria for
significant actions as defined in the environmental review process and
may proceed. All of these projects are in compliance with the Endangered
Species Protection Act, Natural Areas Preservation Act, Interagency Wetlands
Policy Act and cultural resource statutes.
- Horseshoe Lake (Alexander Co.)
0203943 - This project involves the Alexander County Highway Department
constructing a secondary access road parallel to the existing East Side
Drive. The new road will be at a higher elevation than the existing
and will allow residents adjacent to the east side of the lake access
to their homes during periods of high water. Project was submitted for
review on 6-18-02.
- Saline County Conservation Area
0300694 - This project involves the siting and construction of a 6'
tall statue of the indian chief Tecumseh by a local tourism group. Project
was submitted for review on 8-6-02.
- Hennepin Canal
0300411 - This project involves the upgrading of existing access drives
and parking lots at 15 locations along the canal. Work will include
grading, adding base rock, surfacing, culverts, ditching, signs, sheel
stops, bumper posts and seeding. Project was submitted for review on
- Kinkaid lake
0300253 - This project involves the installation of new playground equipment
at the picnic area of the Paul Ice Recreation Area. The play area will
be approximately 36' x 64' and will include a concrete sidewalk for
access. Project was submitted for review on 7-17-02.
- Snakeden Hollow Fish & Wildlife Area
0300490 - This project involves modifications to the existing dam and
emergency spillway for Lake McMasters. Work items include the removal
of the old spillway, relocation of the emergency spillway, construction
of a drop box, spillway tube and concrete outlet in the main dam, reconstruction
of the boat ramp, and raising the lake 5'. Project was submitted for
review on 7-23-02.
- Jubilee College State Park
0107141 - This project involves the construction of a 100 unit equestrian
campground at the site. Work items include roads, pads, electricity,
water system, shower building, vault toilets, shelters and play equipment
Project was submitted for review on 10-4-01.
- Illinois Beach State Park
107297 - This project involves the replacement of two (100' and 120')
bridges on the nature preserve trails within the park. No excavations
will be required and construction access will be by pick up utilizing
existing trails. Project was submitted for review on 10-9-01.
- Kickapoo State Park
0300254 - This project involves the replacement of the existing wooden
stairway extending from campground loop E down to Long Pond. In addition
to the stairway, the project will include a fishing pier at the end
of the stairway. The pier will extend along the shoreline for approximately
50' in both directions. Project was submitted for review on 7-16-02.
- Sand Prairie-Scrub Oak Natural Area
0300723 - This project involves the installation of a 12' x 8' sign
in the northeastern corner of the preserve allowing the sign to be viewed
from the intersection of Mason County Roads 900N and 1500E. Project
was submitted for review on 7-31-02.
- Interurban Bike Trail
0300720 - Insight Communications has proposed to place an underground
FiberOptic Line on the west side of the existing trail, beginning at
a point 720' north of Plummer Boulevard extending in a southerly direction
to a proposed vault then turning towards the west. The underground line
will be directionally bored at a 48" depth. Project was submitted
for review on 7-27-02.
- Kinkaid Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
0204281 - This project involves the construction of a 2.5 acre silt
basin which will also serve as a fish rearing pond. A portion of the
property involved is owned by the Kinkaid Reed's Creek Conservancy District.
Project was submitted for review on 6-28-02.
Questions and Comments
All questions and comments about the environmental review process or
this newsletter should be directed to:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Div. of Natural Resource Review & Coordination
One Natural Resources Way,
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
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