Caring for the Fox River

Creating a Watershed of Caretakers

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


Watershed Protection

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



Friends of the Fox River is creating a watershed of caretakers through our unique hands-on, science based, water quality educational programs to teachers, students and volunteers who desire to help protect the Fox River Watershed.


Public Outreach

Friends of the Fox River works to engage local and state governments, planners, educators, property owners, and everyone who lives, works, studies, or plays in the Fox River’s watershed.

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Annual Photo Contest

2020 Photo Contest entry by Scott Poling

It’s time again for our annual photo contest. Each year more local photographers submit more entries in this growing annual celebration of the life and beauty of the river and the land that creates it.

The theme for our 2021 Annual Photography Contest is:

“People and the Fox River”

More info, official rules and enter the contest HERE

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