Caring for the Fox River

Canoe Raffle

Help support watershed education experiences for children, and have a chance to own a vintage Canadienne canoe! A maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held June 26. Need not be present to win!


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.


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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.

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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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