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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

Batavia Fox River Cleanup

Blackard Skate and Bike Park 411 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510

Join Friends of the Fox River and the City of Batavia for a shoreline cleanup north of the Blackard Skate and Bike Park. Dress for the weather and look for the Friends of the Fox River banner.

Schweitzer Environmental Center Restoration

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. 

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 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