Katelin Shields-Johnson

A Good Buddy and Good Friend of the Fox

This year’s Friends of the Fox River Canoe Raffle boat was generously donated by renowned canoe maker Ted Bell, a childhood friend of Friends of the Fox River Board Member, Chuck Roberts. Ted and Chuck grew up in Crawfordsville, IN, and Sugar Creek meandered through their small town. Chuck remembers that since it was a … Read more

Who You Gonna Call?

The Fox River does not have a voice and relies on people and organizations, its watershed community of caretakers, to advocate on its behalf.  A foamy situation On March 8, 2024 an electrical malfunction in the fire suppression system at Flint Group in Batavia, IL caused firefighting foam to be discharged outside the building. The … Read more

Earth Day 53 Years Later – Where Do We Go From Here?

On April 22 many of us celebrate Earth Day by planting trees and attending festivals, but the first Earth Day in 1970 was a national bipartisan demonstration against the blatant disregard for environmental and human health. Prior to that, there was a lack of clean air and water standards. Industries fouled the air and water, … Read more