Highlights and News

Water Quality Issues of the Fox River

From IL Water Quality Report 2002 Stream Segment ID and Endpoints Potential Causes of Impairments Potential Sources of Impairment D-35, IL/WI state line to Grass Lake PCBs Unknown D-23, Pistakee Lake to Stratton Dam PCBs-H Unknown DT-22, Stratton Dam to Tower Lake Drain mouth PCBs-H, nutrients-S, inorganic nitrogen-S, siltation-S, flow alteration-S, habitat alteration (other than … Read more

May 2010

For Immediate Release Event: Monitor with your Mother Sunday 5/9, 10am – 2pm Fox River Shores Forest Preserve Carpentersville For more information, contact Gary Swick 815 370 0026 Mothers Day is next Sunday; Forget the Flowers, Bag the Brunch, & Can the Candy Join us to try something different on Mothers Day. The 11th annual … Read more

March 31, 2010

For Immediate Release The Friends of the Fox River announce: Fox Rescue River Clean-Up Call for Volunteers! Saturday, April 17th 2010 9:00 – 1:00 For the first time in the history of the organization, the Friends of the Fox River are teaming up with folks in the northern-most section of the watershed and conducting a … Read more

November 30, 2009

For Immediate Release The Friends of the Fox River announces: 2009 Annual Meeting On Monday December 14th, 2009 The Friends of the Fox River will host its annual meeting from 7 – 9 pm at the Historic Kendall Count Courthouse in Yorkville. Agenda items include committee reports outlining 2009 projects and 2010 plans, and the … Read more

Electrofishing for the asian carp invasive species

Fishing for Information with Electrofishing

The Fox River Watershed is in a 5 year rotation for a Basin Survey that is conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The last survey was in the summer of 2007. IDNR staff are usually assisted by IEPA, local agencies, and a few fortunate volunteers. Surveys are a comprehensive, systematic examination of the biological … Read more

September 28, 2009

For Immediate Release Boy Scout Troop 13 of St. Charles and the Friends of the Fox River announce: Fox Rescue River Clean-Up Bike Path starting at the Holman House 1145 N 5th Ave (Rte 25) Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Boy Scout Troop 13 will host their second annual Fox Rescue … Read more

September 28, 2009

For Immediate Release The Elgin Association of Firefighters Local 439 and the Friends of the Fox River announce: Fox Rescue River Clean-Up Festival Park in Elgin Saturday, October 10th, 2009 9:00 am – 12:00 pm The Elgin Association of Firefighters Local 439 and the Friends of the Fox River are hosting a River Clean-Up on … Read more

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 to plant water willow along … Read more

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 from 6:00-9:00pm and Elgin Community … Read more