Regional cooperation is essential to protecting the natural environment. Potential threats, such as air and water pollution, are not restricted by jurisdictional boundaries. What affects one area eventually affects us all. Environmental Planning ensures that our community’s growth has minimal impact upon our land and soil, waterways, and air.
To best steward growth that protects our environment, McLean County Regional Planning Commission:
- leads the Greenways Advisory Committee, along with a whole host of partners
- partners with Ecology Action Center on proper waterway management, greenhouse gas emission, solid waste planning, energy planning, air quality control, and more
- takes water and waste resource management into consideration for comprehensive planning
Greenways Advisory Committee
Key Factors in Environmental Planning
- Solid Waste
- Man-Made Features
- Vegetation, Tree Cover, & Species Habitat
- Ground Water Resources
- Soil Resources
- Topography & Drainage
- Climate & Air Quality
Key Environmental Documents
McLean County Regional Greenways Plan
This plan presents an up-to-date vision for greenways and provides a framework for establishing a regional system of interconnected greenways throughout McLean County and beyond.
Solid Waste Plan
The McLean County Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan was adopted in 1992; it was updated four times over the twenty years that followed, consistent with the requirements of the Illinois Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act.
Town of Normal Stream Buffer Ordinance
The Town of Normal’s stream buffer ordinance contains regulations pertaining to establishing, maintaining and protecting areas of vegetation surrounding all streams within the local jurisdiction.