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
Sleepy Hollow solar advocate Courtney Boe and Friends of the Fox River administrative coordinator LuAnne Lewandowski welcome Ivonne Rychwa, Outreach Director from the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) at Schweitzer Environmental Center, 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road in West Dundee on March 12, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. Please register here to save a seat. The event is ... Read more
Click here to register, get tickets and for more information. The keynote presentation is: A Watershed Management Approach to Declining Mussels in the Fox River Watershed. Friends of the Fox River President Gary Swick is scheduled to introduce Its Our Fox River Day 2023 and Friends fo the Fox River Director Jenni Kempf Schiavone is ... Read more
Join Friends of the Fox River for Time Traveling at Trout Park. Our Fox River Valley looked a lot different from 500 million years ago up until today. We will explore fossils, ephemeral plants, and natural springs in this rare and fragile ecosystem! Meet in the Trout Park River's Edge parking area . To register, ... Read more
Gary Swick joins our Friends at Patagonia and other environmental organizations to share some river love, info, and Fox River lore.
Join Friends of the Fox River at this free and fun opportunity for community members to learn about how to live a greener life and interact with people at green organizations making a difference. Nearly 50 green organizations will exhibit at the event, including environmental clubs from area high schools. There will also be ten vendors selling ... Read more
Weather permitting, join Friends of the Fox River president Gary Swick and steward Don Purn for a tour of the gardens, woods, and hiking trails at Schweitzer Environmental Center. Meet at the center. Dress for the weather and wear shoes for a hike.
Ever wanted to paddle the full length of the Fox River? Jenni Schiavone, the Friends of the Fox River Director of Education Programs Operations, did and she is going to tell you about it.
The documentary film Watershed Warriors featuring Friends of the Fox River will be released on April 20. As a Friend of the Fox River, you are invited to a premier community screening for this locally-created film at The Ashbury in Elgin. For a $40 donation you'll enjoy small bites and a complimentary drink. The evening ... Read more
Our Friends at Immanuel Church and School will be conducting a river cleanup from the Dundee pedestrian bridge to the Carpentersville Dam. We are meeting on the east side of the Dundee pedestrian bridge at 9 am. It will be a beautiful yet brisk morning, so dress for the weather. Garbage bags, buckets, and picker ... Read more
Join Friends of the Fox River as we lead a fun, important activity to educate the public on how they can live more sustainably. This is a minimal waste event that is free to all ages; no registration is required. Exhibitors, habitat restoration project, guided hikes, activities, and crafts ongoing throughout the day. New! Rotary ... Read more
Friends of the Fox River joins other local environmental and sustainability-related organizations to celebrate earth-friendly conservation practices. There will be family-friendly activities, and presentations. We'll bring live river critters (macroinvertebrates) and other surprises.
Join Friends of the Fox River to have the opportunity to connect with local environmental organizations and learn about sustainability initiatives in the area! Complete the form on this link to register for FREEhttps://allevents.in/elgin/elgin-earth-summit/200024304321522
Come have some fun and support Friends of the Fox River at this friendly Elgin destination spot for craft beers and much more.
Please call to be included in this meeting 815-356-6605 and for zoom link. Board members convene to discuss upcoming events and current campaigns, our strategic plan, programs, etc. The public is welcome.
Join Friends of the Fox River at this fun, lively family event that gets the entire family outside and moving. We'll bring our critters to help explore pond life. Kids can also participate in other activity stations: climb a tree, build a birdhouse, race their parents, do an obstacle course.
Join Friends of the Fox River at the north end of the Gail Borden Library parking lot for this year’s cleanup. Dress for the day's weather forecast, and to protect yourself (long sleeves, pants, and closed toe shoes) from sun, poison ivy, and insects. Have footwear appropriate for wet and muddy conditions. If practical, please ... Read more