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No Clean Water No Good Beer

No Clean Water No Good Beer (or Wine)

Rescheduled Due to Weather – Now on August 16! Join us for our 6th annual FUNdraiser at Bandito Barney’s in East Dundee. Your admission gains you tickets for samples of craft beer and wine PLUS pizza and snacks, including chips and salsa and fresh veggies and dip. Enjoy mingling with other river lovers and try … Read more

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2021 Canoe Raffle

Friends of the Fox River is raffling off this beautiful Old Town Camper canoe with 2 matching paddles and lifejackets to raise funds to support a year round environmental education program for schools and the general public.

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Why You Should Be In This Canoe

By Gary Swick The debate over whether to choose a plastic or paper bag is pretty even when comparing their environmental footprints. However, in considering a few particular situations like holding wet items for example, or the bag’s likelihood to become long term litter, the choice is a different story. The choice of canoe or … Read more

How Are We Protecting the Fox River?

By Gary Swick, President “How is the river doing?” and “What’s new with Friends of the Fox River (FOFR)?” are the two most common questions that I hear related to the Fox River. In January, I will answer the first question during my State of the Fox River 2020 report at Schweitzer Environmental Center (SEC) … Read more

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No Clean Water, No Good Beer!

Friends of the Fox River’s Annual Craft Beer FUNdraiser at Bandito Barney’s Beach Club & Bordello Sample new local craft beers, win some great deals on goods and services from our favorite local businesses at our silent auction, and take a chance at winning an awesome raffle prize! Admission is $45 at the door. Current … Read more

Love Our River Day – Yorkville Clean Up and FUNdraiser

Southbank Original BBQ and Sweetwater Brewing Co. are teaming up to throw a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Fox River. Join the party & help the Fox River. We’ll kick off the day at 1 pm with a river clean-up. We’ll meet at Southbank BBQ (129 E. Hydraulic St.), hand out clean up supplies, clean up the … Read more

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Giving

By Gary Swick My assigned topic for this month’s President’s article is Giving. This seems appropriate as we are entering the giving period, culturally marked by Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the religious holiday mother lodes in December.  Now we participate in the latest non-profit annual holiday Giving Tuesday. So it’s a good time … Read more

No Clean Water, No Good Beer

FUNdraising, Friends of the Fox River Style!

Get your holiday shopping done early with a beer in your hand, without an internet connection. The ceremony of gift giving is very important in many cultures as a demonstration of respect. According to author Gary Chapman in his book “The Five Love Languages” gift giving is also essential in intimate relationships. In our local … Read more

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Fox River Champions Fundraiser

You are invited to join us for a fundraiser for the “Friends of the Fox River” on Saturday June 2, 2018. Southbank Original BBQ and Sweetwater Brewing Co. are teaming up to throw a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Fox River at Southbank Original Barbecue located at 129 E Hydraulic St along the Fox River in downtown … Read more

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Love Our River Day – Yorkville

Southbank Original BBQ and Sweetwater Brewing Co. are teaming up to throw a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Fox River. Be a Fox River Champion! Join the party & help the Fox River. Please sign up http://foxriverchampions.org/sign-up/ Enjoy live music, Sweetwater Brewing Company’s craft brewed beer and SOB’s exceptional wood cooked barbecue for $25.00 per person and 100% of … Read more