Huntley Marsh

This 27-acre parcel in Carpentersville sits at the headwaters of the Kishwaukee River Watershed. Donated by the Kirk Corporation in 2001 as part of their wetland mitigation requirement, Huntley Marsh's use and management are governed by Kirk's original agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers. 

The Township's priority is to protect and buffer the marsh directly to the north. The buffer ranges from 40 to 70-feet wide and runs behind the homes on Meadowsedge and Woodside Lanes in the Glen Eagle subdivision.  A viable buffer contains un-mowed prairie and woods.  Public access areas are marked with a split rail fence.

Staff is restoring the prairie Kirk Corporation planted and will continue this restoration effort as well as improving the marsh vegetation and fostering stands of oaks and hickories that dot the edge of the marsh.  No trails are planned on this site due to the instability of the wet ground and close proximity to neighboring homes.

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