Friends of the Fox River continued its water willow planting initiative. Thanks to all of our volunteers this year, the planting project was a big success!
Through a generous grant from Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois River Coordinating Council, Friends of the Fox River continued its water willow planting initiative. Through a partnership project with the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance, Oswegoland Park District and Friends of the Fox River, volunteers planted over 2,000 water willow plants at Violet Patch Park … Read more
How Green Is My River? Tom Schrader, Vice President, Friends of the Fox River Anyone living in the Fox River Valley knows what a hot, dry summer season the region has suffered through this year. Similarly, anyone who has fished or canoed or hiked along or even simply driven across the Fox River in recent … Read more
On Saturday, July 16, the Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) completed the first year of its new riverbank planting initiative at a joint planting event co-sponsored by the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance (ISA). Around 40 volunteers comprised of members of FOFR, the ISA, and concerned citizens gathered at Violet Patch Park in Oswego to plant … Read more