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November 30, 2009

For Immediate Release

The Friends of the Fox River announces: 2009 Annual Meeting

On Monday December 14th, 2009 The Friends of the Fox River will host its annual meeting from 7 – 9 pm at the Historic Kendall Count Courthouse in Yorkville. Agenda items include committee reports outlining 2009 projects and 2010 plans, and the election of officers.

Read more: November 30, 2009

   

January 2009

For Immediate Release

Contact: Gary Swick, 847.426.1322

The largest environmental film festival in North America is coming to McHenry & Kane County, IL. Join Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) as they host the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tour at McHenry County College on Thursday evening, January 31 from 6:00-9:00pm and Elgin Community College on Saturday afternoon, February 2 from 2:00-5:00pm. Different films will be featured at each venue; consider attending both.

Read more: January 2009

   

September 28, 2009

For Immediate Release

The Elgin Association of Firefighters Local 439 and the Friends of the Fox River announce: Fox Rescue River Clean-Up

  • Festival Park in Elgin
  • Saturday, October 10th, 2009
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Elgin Association of Firefighters Local 439 and the Friends of the Fox River are hosting a River Clean-Up on the Fox River at Festival Park in downtown Elgin on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Read more: September 28, 2009

   

September 28, 2009

For Immediate Release

Boy Scout Troop 13 of St. Charles and the Friends of the Fox River announce:

  • Fox Rescue River Clean-Up
  • Bike Path starting at the Holman House 1145 N 5th Ave (Rte 25)
  • Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Boy Scout Troop 13 will host their second annual Fox Rescue River Clean-Up with the Friends of the Fox River on Saturday, October 3rd from 9 am until 12 pm. The group is seeking volunteers to come out and help pick up trash and debris to give back to our river and community.

Read more: September 28, 2009

   

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Longmeadow Parkway Bridge - Environmenta

The bridge proposed to cross the Fox River for the Long Meadow Parkway could cause a severe disrupti...

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Thanks to Chubby Bullfrog & Rosie O'Har

Donations from these Dundee establishments for their Friends of the Fox River Fest and T-Shirt Aucti...

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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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