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Friends of the Fox River highlights and news

June 17, 2009

For Immediate Release The Friends of the Fox River announces:   Water Willow Planting on the Fox River Saturday, July 11th 2009 8:00 am- 11:00 am River Street downstream of the Montgomery (IL) Dam   Friends of the Fox River and the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance are once again joining forces...
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January 2009

For Immediate Release Contact: Gary Swick, 847.426.1322 The largest environmental film festival in North America is coming to McHenry & Kane County, IL. Join Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) as they host the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tour at McHenry County College on Thursday evening, January 31...
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December 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friends of the Fox River will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:00pm at the historic Kendall County Courthouse, 111 Fox Street, Yorkville, IL 60560. The meeting will be held in the third floor courtroom. Friends and members of Friends of the Fox...
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September 30, 2008

For Immediate Release It’s Our River Day! Fox Rescue River Clean-Ups John J. Duerr Forest Preseve: South Elgin 9:00 am- 12:00 pm Fox River Shores Forest Preserve: Carpentersville 8:00 am- 11:00 am The Friends of the Fox River are hosting River Clean-Ups at three watershed locations. All are welcome to...
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May 1, 2007

Celebrate Spring by Helping to Clean Up the Fox River! Friends of the Fox River’s Fox Rescue Cleanup is Saturday, May 19, 2007. Locations are scheduled throughout the watershed. For more information about river cleanups, please contact Fox Rescue Coordinator Jessi DeMartini at 630-871-7548 or jdemartini@dupageforest.com. Cleanups Aurora – Join Friends...
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May 2007 Newsletter

Last month’s successful passage of five open space referenda in the Fox River watershed gives us 10,000 reasons to celebrate — one reason per acre of additional land that will be preserved in McHenry, Kane and Kendall Counties! Let’s keep up the momentum. Stay informed, get involved and be active...
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April 30, 2007

For Immediate Release: April 30, 2007 Monitor With Your Mother Event Annual Mothers Day Celebration Forget the Flowers, Bag the Brunch, and Can the Candy. Try something different on Mothers Day. Join Friends of the Fox River on Mothers Day, May 13, 2007, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., for our 8th annual...
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April 18, 2007

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2007 Calling all stream enthusiasts! “Meet the Macros” Workshop for stream monitors, teachers, fishermen & anyone curious about what’s living in their local stream. McHenry County Conservation District and Friends of the Fox River’s Monitoring Network are co-sponsoring a free introduction to benthic (stream bottom)...
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March 30, 2007

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2007 ‘Meet the Macros’ Workshop for Stream Monitors, Teachers, Fishermen, and Stream Ecology Enthusiasts Friends of the Fox River’s Water Monitoring Network is co-hosting a workshop on Saturday, April 28 from 1:00-4:00 PM at The Conference Center at Glacial Park, 6316 Harts Road in Ringwood....
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March 27, 2007

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2007 Friends of the Fox River Announces Spring Events Get to know your local waterways and help protect water quality. Friends of the Fox River is co-sponsoring workshops and river clean-ups. Sign up for stream monitoring training workshops, monitoring workshops specifically for teachers, and macroinvertebrate...
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February 2007 Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of Friends of the Fox River’s e-News — our monthly hot sheet for Fox River Watershed conservation news. Our quick-reference format highlights news, workshops, events, and other conservation resources (with links leading to expanded text). There’s great things happening throughout our watershed. We urge you...
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RiverWatch

2005 Illinois RiverWatch Program Friends of the Fox River was pleased to receive a generous $15,000 grant from Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois River Coordinating Council in May 2005 to administer the 2005 Illinois RiverWatch Program. The grant enabled RiverWatch citizen volunteers previously trained by the Illinois Department...
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Troubled Waters

Meeting Future Water Needs in Illinois
 Report Released Water shortages are forecast for at least 22 townships in the Chicago metropolitan area in the next 15 years and many more shortages are expected in the years beyond 2025 states the recently released report “Troubled Waters: Meeting Future Water Needs in...
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FOFR Action Alert

IDOT Announces Public Meetings to Present Recommended Routes for Prairie Parkway The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced two open houses that the public is invited to attend regarding recommended alternative sites for the Prairie Parkway. At these open houses, IDOT will present their recommended routes for the Parkway...
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The Prairie Parkway

Potential Threat to Sensitive Areas in the Fox Watershed By Tom Schrader Vice President, Friends of the Fox River Various routing alternatives for the proposed Prairie Parkway connecting I-88 and I-80 are currently under consideration by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The Friends of the Fox River has a...
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