Answers to frequently asked questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Fox River, its watershed, and the Friends of the Fox River.

What is a watershed?

A watershed is a region where all the precipitation (snow, rainfall) and streams run off into a common outlet. All the water that falls on or runs through the Fox River Watershed ultimately drains into the Fox River.

Learn more about watersheds from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Where is the Fox River Watershed?

The Fox River Watershed encompasses more that 2,600 square miles around the 200+ miles in length that the Fox River flows from Colgate, WI, to Ottawa, IL.

Learn more from the Fox River Study Group.

Are you a nonprofit?

Yes, the Friends of the Fox River is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a watershed of caretakers through programs and activities that educate and empower citizens about river issues.