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Friends of the Fox River Annual Membership Meeting


The purpose of this meeting is to elect and/or re-elect Directors and for the transaction of other business as may come before the meeting. A slate of directors shall be submitted to the directors at the meeting by the nominating committee and voted upon by those in attendance. Board members then convene to discuss upcoming ... Read more

Illinois Environmental Council Annual Meeting

IEC members, staff, board members are encouraged to attend in-person or virtually. Our annual meeting is open to all IEC members. They’re arranging a hike suitable for all skill levels to precede the meeting. Starved Rock State Park is the most popular state park for a reason - Illinois’ beauty is on full display. We’ll ... Read more

Evergreen Arrangement & Calendar Sale

Schweitzer Environmental Center, 16N690 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Dundee Township, IL 60118, Dundee, Illinois

Friends of the Fox River presents a drive-by sale of beautifully designed tabletop arrangements for the holidays.Using evergreen cuttings and specialty decor, volunteers have made arrangements priced as reasonably as $7.00.Their 2022 calendars will also be available for $20.

FREP Elections & Program – A Panel Discussion

Meissner Prairie-Corron Forest Preserve, Campton Township 7N760 Corron Road,, St. Charles, IL

Local Government’s Approach to Meeting the Evolving Stormwater Requirements in the State’s NPDES / MS4 Program Elections and Program: Email for the Zoom Link. This FREP program will provide a brief overview of the State of Illinois NPDES Phase II requirements and conduct a panel discussion with county and municipal staff from the watershed ... Read more

Friends of the Fox River Executive Committee Meeting

The chairperson of the Executive Committee is Gary Swick, president of Friends of the Fox River. The committee prepares the board meeting agenda and discusses upcoming issues. Committee topics include: A. Plan for Strategic Plan DevelopmentB. Supervise staffC. Guide the Board development processD. Review Bylaws & amp; recommend updatesE. Perform other functions described in Article ... Read more

Friends of the Fox River Board Meeting via Zoom


Board members convene to discuss upcoming events and current campaigns, their strategic plan, programs, etc. Please call 815-356-6605 to attend this meeting The public is welcome.

Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, 296 Williams Place, East Dundee, IL 60118 296 Williams Place, East Dundee, IL

Join us for the fun in East Dundee! This is a great day to get your green on! Sign up for the Kilted 5K Look for our Friends of the Fox River float and cheer us on! 11:00 AM - Parade Steps Off at Rose O'Hare's and ends at Bandito Barney's

Virtual One Earth Film Festival – This Year’s Movie is Inhabitants, An Indigenous Perspective

Inhabitants Virtual Screening on Saturday, March 12, 2022   6:30 PM Inhabitants follows five Native American Tribes as they restore their relationships to the land using ancient practices that nurture life. For millennia Native Americans stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain traditional land management practices. From deserts, ... Read more

Fox River Summit

The Summit is located at Veterans Terrace at Echo Park - Burlington, WIGo to to register, get tickets and for more information.A remote option will be available; info to come. The Southeast Fox River Partnership was formed in 1998 as part of a statewide Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources initiative that established 23 watershed ... Read more

McHenry County Conservation District – 4th Conservation Congress

McHenry County College - Luecht Conference Center8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Reception: Light Hors d'oeuvres & Refreshments6:00 p.m.  Program Begins Sign up at The Conservation Congress provided both delegates and members of the community a formal process to propose and advocate for actions that can be taken by the ... Read more

Development Committee Meeting

They discuss our current membership and business partners and their engagement. This is a casual, informal meeting, please call for further information 815-356-6605.

Hawthorne Hill Earth Day Celebration

This year, April 22 marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. Our annual Earth Day Celebration at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, located at 28 Brookside Drive, will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This family-friendly, free event features: EducationCraftsGiveawaysNature PlayFacepaintingHikesFree Tree SaplingsRain Barrel Pre-Sales

Dam Nite Out #2

The Carpentersville Dam is scheduled to be removed this fall. Join host Friends of the Fox River President, Gary Swick, at the Carpentersville Dam, to learn about the history of this dam from local historian, Phil Aleo, and local river restoration expert, Art Malm, will tell why this removal is so important. Park in lot ... Read more

Free Green Fair in Aurora

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church invites families to celebrate Earth Day.Come to 701 South Eola Road in Aurora Organizations will have displays to encourage greener households and communities.They will feature Incredible Bats, electric cars, solar panels and much more. The Fiesta Taco Food Truck will be present during the fair.

Earth Day Celebration at Prairieview Education Center

McHenry County Conservation District presents Earth Day in McHenry County! Location: 2112 Behan RdCrystal Lake, IL 60014 EVENT IS ALL OUTDOORS! The event will feature guided hikes, a sidewalk chalk art contest, planting activity or take-home project, a vendor scavenger hunt, a recycling truck, and performances by Georgia Rae Family Band! Free / All-Ages / No registration ... Read more

Annual Barrington Area KidFest
Kite Fly & Nature Learning

The KidFest mission is to provide activities that inspire healthy habits, expose nature opportunities in the area and to encourage families to get up and explore the great outdoors. Our goal is to inspire families to go for a hike, a bicycle ride, play catch, fish, play frisbee and of course, Fly A Kite! KidFest ... Read more

Fox River Cleanup – With Representative Anna Moeller

Gail Borden Library cleanup will begin at 9:00. Please bring gardening gloves and tools as well as disposable shopping bags. We also recommend sturdy shoes, hats and sunscreen. Individually packaged snacks and water will be provided. Call Anna Moeller's office for more info 847-841-7130