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Dam Night Out – Morning Edition

Gail Borden Library 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 270 N. Grove St., Elgin, Illinois

Join Friends of the Fox River at Elgin’s Gail Borden Library at 10:00 am on Saturday October 8th to learn more about the natural and cultural history of our Fox River and its dams. A deep dive into the research will address the common fears and misinformation, and help you be excited about our river’s ... Read more

Schweitzer Action Team’s Wrap-up

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Friends of the Fox River Committee meets to discuss house, program, grounds action teams meetings. The public is invited. Join our committee to be part of this meeting. Contact 815-356-6605.

FREP Holiday Gathering

Fox Metro Water Reclamation Dist. Maintenance Building Meeting Area 682 State Route 31, Oswego 682 State Route 31, Oswego, Illinois

Last year we had such a wonderful time at Rob Linke's home west of St. Charles, we talked him into hosting again. We hope you will join us. We will start with a hike in nearby Campton Hills Township's Gray Willows Farm. Then, follow by enjoying some food (planning on pot luck) and a great ... Read more

Meet Real Rescued Wildlife at Schweitzer

Schweitzer Environmental Center 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road, West Dundee, IL

This special program replaces and combines our traditional Schweitzer Second Saturday and Sunday for November. K.A.R.E (Kane Area Rehabilitation and Education) representative Lauren Grimm, Exotic Avian Caretaker, Educator, and Aviculturist, presents a barred owl and red tail hawk and their stories. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to experience wildlife in person and hear from ... Read more

Friends of the Fox River Annual Membership Meeting

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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

December Green Drinks McHenry County – Beautiful and Sustainable Gift Wrapping

Duke's Ale House 110 n. Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL

The event is hybrid, zoom info below Topics To Discuss:One style of gift wrapping in Japan employs the use of furoshiki. Furoshiki is a multi-purpose carry all created from a square piece of material. Fashioning soft wrappings from large squares of colorfully patterned cloth is employed to wrap and carry objects of all shapes and ... Read more

State of the Fox River

Schweitzer Environmental Center 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road in West Dundee., West Dundee, Illinois

Gary Swick, president of Friends of the Fox River will present an entertaining and informative look at the health of the Fox River Watershed. Fox River advocates have had a lot to celebrate in 2022 and even more to look forward to in 2023. Join Gary to examine continuing threats from microplastics, development projects on ... Read more

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A River Flows Through It – Life in the Fox River Valley

Collins Auditorium Baker Community Center 101 S. 2nd Street St. Charles, IL 60174

Dam Night Out: Ecology of the Fox River Dams by Gary Swick, Friends of the Fox River A five-part prrogram series organized by The Conservation Foundation Register here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ba8a92faaf5ce9-ariver1#/ All programs are free Collins AuditoriumBaker Community Center101 S. 2nd StreetSt. Charles, IL 60174

Saturday Outdoor Family Adventures

Join Friends of the Fox River educators and meet up with new Friends for our January edition of Saturday Outdoor Family Adventures on Saturday, January 21, 10:00AM - 12:00PM! Winter is a fun time of year to hike and look for signs of wildlife. Maybe we will see a fox! The duration of the hike ... Read more

Flow like a river

Yoga at Schweitzer House Join Colleen and Friends of the Fox River every Saturday at 10 am for an All-Level Hatha Yoga Flow featuring fluid movements and restorative poses. Class is hosted at the Schweitzer Environmental Center in West Dundee’s Schweitzer Woods 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road. It costs $20 to attend. Payment can be in ... Read more

Friends of the Fox River Executive Committee Meeting

Schweitzer Environmental 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Rd, West Dundee, IL

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. Supervise staffC. Guide the Board development processD. Review Bylaws & amp; recommend updatesE. Perform other functions described in ... Read more

Flow Like a River Yoga

Join Colleen and Friends of the Fox River every Saturday at 10 am for an All-Level Hatha Yoga Flow featuring fluid movements and restorative poses. Class is hosted at the Schweitzer Environmental Center in West Dundee’s Schweitzer Woods 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road. It costs $20 to attend. Payment can be in cash at the door ... Read more

Friends of the Fox River Hybrid Board Meeting

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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.

Friends of the Fox River Development Committee Meeting

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Please call for more info or to join this meeting 815-356-6605 The Development/Membership Committee of Friends of the Fox River meets under the direction of Doug Williamson to discuss our current membership and business partners and their engagement. This is a casual, informal meeting and the public is invited to attend.

Flow like a River Yoga

Join Colleen and Friends of the Fox River every Saturday at 10 am for an All-Level Hatha Yoga Flow featuring fluid movements and restorative poses. Class is hosted at the Schweitzer Environmental Center in West Dundee’s Schweitzer Woods 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road. It costs $20 to attend. Payment can be in cash at the door ... Read more

River Trippin’ with Jenni

A Photo and Video Journey Along a Full-Length Fox River Paddle  Join Jenni Kempf Schiavone, the Director of Education Programs Operations with Friends of the Fox River (FOTFR) on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 12:30 pm at Schweitzer Environmental Center for a presentation on her full-length paddling trip along the Fox River.  Jenni had always ... Read more

Communications Committee Meeting

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The Communications Committee of Friends of the Fox River is a vehicle and resource for the board and other committees to utilize. Our goal is to communicate their messages which includes (but is not limited to) a blog, event, news release, on or offline, to the public. Join the committee, headed up by Bob Sutton, ... Read more