Located in the Village of Bull Valley, Boone Creek Conservation Area is a 608 acre nature area, offering a 2 mile hiking trail and 1.3 mile horseback trail, as well as a picnic area and observation deck. The observation deck includes multiple viewing scopes, which can be used to observe wildlife, including several endangered species that are known to have their habitat in this area.
TAI designed and permitted the engineering plans for the construction of the Boone Creek Conservation Area improvements. The site improvements for this project included a 36-stall parking lot, entrance drive, restroom facility, picnic shelter with various amenities, observation deck with viewing scopes, turf grass event area, an approximately 800 LF grass walking trail and an approximately 900 LF aggregate walking trail.
With this project, it was imperative to preserve the beauty of the natural resources located on the property. TAI coordinated with the McHenry County Conservation District, various state agencies, McHenry County Planning & Development, McHenry County Soil & Water Conservation District and local municipality to create a design that would meet the needs of the client while protecting and minimizing impacts to trees, wetlands, floodplain and endangered species.
Trotter and Associates Inc. provided design, bidding phase services, staking, and erosion control inspection services during the construction of the site improvement.