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Love Our River Days

by Gary Mechanic, Executive Director The Fox River has come a long way from the days when it was the most used and abused river in Illinois. An 1908 monograph describes the Fox River: “… the tributaries often bring large amounts of sediment, and various manufactories along the river discharge a large amount of refuse … Read more

River Clean Up

Volunteer extraordinaire Jennifer Grommes will lead paddlers from Leroy Oaks Forest Preserve to Ferson Creek Forest Preserve Our thanks to The Village Squire for providing the refreshments. Dress for the weather, bring sunscreen, your water bottle, wear a hat, wear waterproof shoes, bring old grocery bags. We have grabbers (for reaching & picking up stuff), … Read more

Friends of the Fox – Fox River Clean UP

Volunteer extraordinaire Brad De Ark will be conducting a clean up from Jon Duerr Forest Preserve to Ferson Creek Park. This will be mostly “on the water,” but we will need some shoreline support too. We will be partnering with PSC and IPC. Dress for the weather, bring sunscreen, your water bottle, wear a hat, … Read more

Shoreline & Canoe River Clean Up

Ace volunteer Jennifer Grommes conducts this clean up from Seba Park to the John Duerr Forest Preserve. Dress for the weather, bring sunscreen, your water bottle, wear a hat; bring old grocery bags (if you have them). We have grabbers (for reaching and picking up trash), bags and gloves. http://www.southelgin.com/index.asp?SEC=E67F81FD-76C6-4EFC-B6B1-4CFDB11216C5&DE=8604E929-96F6-4472-864A-4620252E1B0F&Type=B_BASIC

River Clean Up with Elgin Police & Firemen

Officer Rick Demierre has asked us to co host the shoreline clean up again this year. Elgin Fire Department divers will be in the water. Dress for the weather, bring sunscreen, wear a hat, bring a water bottle and old grocery bags. We have grabbers (for reaching and picking up trash), bags and gloves. http://www.cityofelgin.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Walton-Island-Park-73 … Read more

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Shoreline/Canoe Clean Up

Ace volunteers Jennifer Grommes and Katie Meyer conduct this clean up. Dress for the weather, wear a hat; bring sunscreen and a water bottle. We have grabbers (for reaching and picking up trash), bags and gloves. This park no longer connects to the east side of the river, the bridge was removed last year. Part … Read more