Local Government’s Approach to Meeting the Evolving Stormwater Requirements in the State’s NPDES / MS4 Program Elections and Program: Email Info@foxriverecosystem.org 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
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
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
The Summit is located at Veterans Terrace at Echo Park - Burlington, WIGo to https://www.southeastfoxriver.org/ 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 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 https://www.mccdistrict.org/join___support/conservation_congress.php 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
Please contact Gary Swick 815-370-0026 to attend this committee meeting. The Education Services team includes seasoned educators, active classroom teachers and young professionals. The team strategizes the growth of our established student programs and public outreach needs. They develop activities, associated materials, and work collaboratively to deliver effective programming in the stream, in classrooms and ... Read more
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
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
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.
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
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 and events. Other committee topics include: A. Strategic Plan DevelopmentB. Staff supervisionC. Board development process guidanceD. Bylaws review; recommend updatesE. Perform other functions described in Article IX, Section ... Read more
Meet at Library Springs - Route 25 Trailhead (across from Bonnie Dundee Golf Course) For details contact: Arin Thrower Dundee Township Supervisor 847.450.3114
Volunteers gather under the direction of steward June Keibler to remove invasive species, limited to 10 participants. Dress in layers for the weather, wear sturdy waterproof boots, heavy gloves, a hat. Loppers are welcome. Directions:Enter by the Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve entrance on Sleepy Hollow road and Meet by the red brick house.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ZOOM, no registration is required for in-person attendance.(see below)Speaker: Carl Edstrom In 2012, a series of encounters with a 95-year-old man in Copenhagen, Denmark inspired Ole Kassow to rent a bicycle “rickshaw” and offer to take local nursing home residents on rides through the city. The positive reaction to that first ... Read more