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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 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

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! Watch for info to 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

Solar for Everyone – No House, No Roof, No Sunny Spot, On a Budget – No Problem!

Schweitzer environmental center 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road, West dundee, Illinois, United States

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

Fox River Summit 2023

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

Saturday Outdoor Adventures: Time Traveling at Trout Park 

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

Patagonia Fulton Market Tabling

Gary Swick joins our Friends at Patagonia and other environmental organizations to share some river love, info, and Fox River lore.

Green Living Fair, College of Lake County

College of Lake County 19351 West Washington Street Grayslake, IL 60030-1198 (847) 543-2000 19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, Illinois, United States

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

Schweitzer Campus Tour

Schweitzer Environmental Center, 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Rd, West Dundee, IL 60118 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Wes Dundee, Illinois, United States

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.

Community Screening of Watershed Warriors

The Ashbury, 1 Douglas Ave, Elgin, IL 60120 1 Douglas Ave, Elgin, Illinois, United States

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

Earth Day Immanuel Lutheran River Cleanup

Immanuel Lutheran Church 310 East Main St. East Dundee, IL 60118 310 East Main St, East Dundee, Illinois, United States

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

McHenry County Earth Day Celebration

Prairieview Education Center 2212 Behan Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 2212 Behan Road, Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States

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

Earth Day at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Drive, Elgin, IL 28 Brookside Drive, Elgin, Illinois, United States

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.

Elgin Earth Summit

Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL 60123-7193 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois, United States

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 FREE

Friends of the Fox River Board Meeting

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.

Annual Barrington Area KidFest Kite Fly & Nature Learning

Citizens Park, 511 N Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010 511 N. Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, Illinois, United States

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. 

Fox River Cleanup – With Representative Anna Moeller

Gail Borden Library 270 North Grove, Elgin, IL 270 North Grove, Elgin, Illinois

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