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The Legend of The Fox

February 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


“The Fox”, also known as James F. Phillips, is better known around the world than he is in the Fox Valley where his covert, one-man campaign to stop pollution from entering the Fox River made him famous as an eco-activist.

When “The Fox” plugged his first pipe that was polluting the Fox River, the sign he left read: “What God hath wrought we must preserve and protect, not desecrate in the name of profit.”

For the next thirty years, Jim Phillips and a loose collection of high school students, friends, reporters and even friendly police helped, or looked the other way, as “The Fox” waged a covert war against the worst polluters of the Fox River, Illinois rivers, and Lake Michigan.

Join Friends of the Fox River’s Executive Director Gary Mechanic as he presents “The Legend of The Fox” along with a 30 minute film documentary and his personal recollections of Jim Phillips.

Seating is limited. RSVP below to insure you are seated.


February 9, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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