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McHenry County specialist seeks to educate public about water

Presentation is extension of forum held in November

Water resource specialist Scott Kuykendall has created a presentation that touches on where McHenry County's water comes from and what has been done to protect it.
Water resource specialist Scott Kuykendall has created a presentation that touches on where McHenry County's water comes from and what has been done to protect it.

Where does McHenry County’s water supply come from?

Scott Kuykendall knows all about it – and he wants to share his knowledge with the people living here.

As the water resources specialist inside the McHenry County Department of Planning and Development, it’s Kuykendall’s job to get the message out about where McHenry County stands when it comes to water – and how that resource can be an economic driver in the future.

Kuykendall now is shopping around a presentation available to any civic groups interested in learning more about water.

The presentation is available online and touches on where McHenry County’s water comes from and what has been done to protect it.

The point of the presentation, Kuykendall said, is to educate the public about the importance of water.

“It’s not only necessary for life,” he said, “it’s important to economic development.”

In November, Kuykendall organized the inaugural McHenry County Water Forum at McHenry County College.

The forum welcomed several guest speakers to talk about the science of water and what McHenry County residents can do to ensure that clean and sustainable water resources stretch far into the future.

The new presentation is an extension of the forum and focuses on the relationship between water and land.

Kuykendall said he welcomes anyone interested in scheduling the presentation to email him at SHKuykendall@mchenrycountyil.gov.

The presentation takes about 30 minutes.

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