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March 30, 2007

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2007

'Meet the Macros' Workshop for Stream Monitors, Teachers, Fishermen, and Stream Ecology Enthusiasts

Friends of the Fox River’s Water Monitoring Network is co-hosting a workshop on Saturday, April 28 from 1:00-4:00 PM at The Conference Center at Glacial Park, 6316 Harts Road in Ringwood.

The free workshop will cover benthic (stream bottom) macroinvertebrates and how they are an indicator of the health of the local streams. The workshop begins indoors with a presentation on macroinvertebrates by John Aavang. Afterwards participants will head out to a local stream to collect and identify macroinvertebrates.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 815-479-5779 to register. This workshop is sponsored by McHenry County Conservation District and Friends of the Fox River.

Friends of the Fox River’s mission is "... to preserve, restore and protect the Fox River Watershed's resources by connecting people with nature through education, research, restoration and advocacy."

For more information about this press release, please contact:

  • Jennifer Howard
  • 630-892-5249
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Fact Sheet

  • 1. In Illinois, 13 dams impede the Fox River’s flow.
  • 2. Most Fox River dams serve no purpose.
  • 3. Fox River dams do not “improve fishing.”
  • 4. River dams degrade water quality.

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