Randall Road Wetland Enhancement

In 2018, the Village prepared a plan to utilize the existing Randall Road wetland complex for stormwater detention mitigation needs of future surrounding developments. Baxter & Woodman Natural Resources was selected to construct and perform stewardship for the project from 2021 to 2027. The completed project included improvements such as restored prairie buffers, enhancement of an existing cattail hemi-marsh, and wet prairie restoration in areas that were previously dominated by non-native common reed grass. In addition, Baxter & Woodman Natural Resources restored approximately 500-linear feet of stream in two different areas on the site.

Baxter & Woodman Natural Resources met stormwater detention needs by installing a large rock spillway with water control structure that drains into the existing stream over the control structure, then a one-piece bridge mounted on two abutments at the north and south ends of the bridge over the spillway. A gravel path was installed leading to both ends of the bridge with 2-foot retaining walls for the grade change from the bridge deck to the new trail grade.

Baxter & Woodman Natural Resources is providing ongoing stewardship of the 20-acre wetland complex restored with native plantings by the Village for a five-year term. The restored wetland complex is highly visible to the public and now provides passive recreation and educational opportunities.

Algonquin, IL
Invasive Species Removal

Bridge Installation

Stream Restoration

Drainage Improvements

Wetland Restoration