Caring for the Fox River

Nature Arts & Crafts Sale

Shop local on Sunday, December 11, Noon – 4 pm at the Schweitzer Environmental Center for the Nature Arts & Crafts Show. Find a truly unique gift that is inspired by nature and created by local artists.


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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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 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!

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FOTFR 2023 eCalendar

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Our new 2023 electronic calendar will be sent to all Friends as our gift to you. This eCalendar will be interactive; you may enter your own special dates and appointments. But, what about the pictures? Each month, we will send you the Fox River picture of the month to use as wallpaper or a screen saver. Some of the photographs will be available for sale as full-size prints by the photographers, details for purchase will be included in the photo credits.

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