Caring for the Fox River

An Epic Night at the Ashbury!

Watershed Warriors, a short film starring Friends of the Fox River, made its international debut on 4/20 at the Ashbury in Elgin. Thank you to all our friends who joined us for this historic event!


Watershed Protection

The Fox River can’t defend itself. When its health is threatened, Friends of the Fox River speaks and acts on the river’s behalf. The river can’t clean itself either. Participate in shoreline and on-the-water river cleanups from April to October.



We are building a watershed community of caretakers through providing hands-on, outdoor learning experiences throughout the Fox River Watershed.


Public Outreach

We want to engage with diverse members of the hundreds of watershed communities.  If you live, work, study, or play in the Fox River Watershed, your perspective matters to us.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. Subscribe to our newsletter. Volunteer. Donate. JOIN US!

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Fox River Dam Removal | FAQ’s

Learn more about Fox River dam removal and river restoration by visiting our Dam FAQ’s page. Explore other river-related topics under the Resources tab on the top menu.

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Creating a Watershed of Caretakers

Thank you for helping protect and restore the Fox River! Your financial or in-kind donations directly support our river protection efforts: education events, cleanups, stream monitoring, and habitat improvement.

Local protection of natural resources has never been more important!

Help us keep on Fixin’ The Fox.
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Canoe Raffle FUNdraiser

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Friends of the Fox River is celebrating National Canoe Day, June 26, by offering this beautiful Canadienne canoe to raise funds in support of environmental education programs for schools and the general public. Help support watershed education experiences for children.

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