Caring for the Fox River

Fishing Birds of the Fox River: Nature’s Expert Anglers

Join us on October 9th when avid photographer and former president of FOTFR, Tom Schrader, will share pictures and stories of his adventures along the Fox River.


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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Dam Nite Out Elgin | Morning Edition

Join Friends of the Fox River at Elgin’s Gail Borden Library at 10:00 am on Saturday October 8th to learn more about the natural and cultural history of our Fox River and its dams. 

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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.

Local protection of natural resources has never been more important!

Help us keep on Fixin’ The Fox.
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Annual Photo Contest

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

Our 2022 Photo Contest Theme is:

“Give Us YOUR Best Shot”

More info, official rules and enter the contest HERE

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