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June 17, 2009

For Immediate Release

    The Friends of the Fox River announces:
  • Water Willow Planting on the Fox River
  • Saturday, July 11th 2009
  • 8:00 am- 11:00 am
  • River Street downstream of the Montgomery (IL) Dam
  • Friends of the Fox River and the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance are once again joining forces to plant water willow along the banks of the Fox River.

    Read more: June 17, 2009


    December 2008


    Friends of the Fox River will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:00pm at the historic Kendall County Courthouse, 111 Fox Street, Yorkville, IL 60560. The meeting will be held in the third floor courtroom.

    Read more: December 2008


    September 20, 2008

    For Immediate Release

    It’s Our River Day! Fox Rescue River Clean-Ups

    John J. Duerr Forest Preseve: South Elgin 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

    Fox River Shores Forest Preserve: Carpentersville 8:00 am- 11:00 am

    Read more: September 20, 2008


    May 1, 2007

    Celebrate Spring by Helping to Clean Up the Fox River!

    Friends of the Fox River’s Fox Rescue Cleanup is Saturday, May 19, 2007. Locations are scheduled throughout the watershed. For more information about river cleanups, please contact Fox Rescue Coordinator Jessi DeMartini at 630-871-7548 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


    Aurora - Join Friends of the Fox River for a cleanup along the Fox River. Meet at the Aurora YWCA at 9:00AM. For more info and to sign up, contact Chuck Roberts at 630-553-1912 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Read more: May 1, 2007


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    Fox River Clean Up Planned for Oct. 18

    Shoreline and paddlers Contact Friends of the Fox for details 815-356-6605

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    Schweitzer Environmental Center - Oct 11

    Schweitzer Second Sunday Event   Tea with Emily Schweitzer 12:30 - 3:00  Learn the unique history...

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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.

    Friends of the Fox River