|Please visit our
Website for additional information and updates on
activities shared in this newsletter
|FREP Membership Meetings
|Wednesday, March 17, 2010 1 PM
Location: Barrington Hills Village
Hall, 112 Algonquin Road Barrington Hills, IL 60010-5199
Program: Volunteers and Pollinators
of The Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid
Cathy Pollack, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife
|Wednesday, May 19, 2010 TBA
|FREP members, potential members, and the general public
are welcome to attend FREP meetings and programs. Learn more
about activities in the watershed and network with others.
FREP Meeting Minutes can be found
|FREP Annual Conversations About Conservation With Our
|Our annual event, usually held in March, has been postponed.
The FREP Government Relations Committee is working to reschedule
the program in September 2010 and it will be held in the
northern section of the watershed. Watch for details in this
newsletter and on our Website.
|FREP Noon Networks
|Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Noon - 1:30 PM
Program: Rain Gardens
Tim Pollowy, Hey & Associates, and Victor Fields, Master
Location: New Rain Garden at
the University of Illinois Horticulture Research Center, St.
535 Randall Road, St. Charles
|Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Program: Fox Valley Park Dist. Rain
|Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Program: Jelkes Creek Reclamation
Project, Dundee Township
|Noon Networks are free and open to the public, and an
excellent time to network with others. Reservations are not
required. Bring your lunch to eat during the program.
|Program Presentations Online:
If you missed a recent Noon Network or meeting program, you can
find many presentations in pdf form on the FREP Website
|EPA 319 FY11 Grant Package from the Fox
|A presentation was given at our January 20th meeting about
plans for preparing a package of grants from the Fox River
Watershed to the EPA 319 Grant Program. If you did not attend
the meeting and are interested in preparing a proposal, please
check out the links below.
A Workshop with Applicants will be held on June 3, 2010 at James
'Pate' Philip Park (formerly known as Tri-County State Park).
FREP will contact each applicant after the May 15, 2010
submittal deadline to set up a specific time on June 3, 2010
where they can meet with and discuss their application with the
Water Resources Committee.
FREP Website page on the EPA 319 Grant Program Details about
the grant process are in this brochure:
Fox EPA 319 Grants for FY11
|FREP's completely updated Website launched
|A major project to completely update the FREP Website has
been completed and you will see the results
FREP members and friends can continue to help build the
information, resources, and links on the Website by sending your
suggested information to Becky Hoag at
Some areas we'd really appreciate your help
(links to the pages in bold):
FREP Member Profiles - dues-paying FREP
members are welcome to submit a profile for these pages.
Email a brief description, contact information, and a logo.
FREP News & Activities - We are happy to
share news of other activities and programs in the Watershed on
this page, and include them in our monthly Downstream.
Subwatersheds - much of the information on
the old site was outdated. One of FREP's goals is to promote
activity and stewardship within the subwatersheds of the Fox.
The main subwatersheds are listed on this page, with currently
available information. There are other small subwatershed that
may not be even listed here. Please contact us if you have
information to share or interest in a particular subwatershed.
Green Resources - links currently on this
page are just a start. There are boundless other resources we
could share. Please email us your favorite "green" links.
Rain Garden Initiative - Thanks to a grant from the
Kane County Riverboat Grant Program, FREP has been able to
establish the Kane County Rain Garden Initiative. Because rain
gardens benefit the entire watershed, the resources on these
pages are for all.
Rain Garden Registry - We are especially
eager to build a database of rain gardens that exist, are being
built, or are planned for in the Fox watershed. Visit the page
link and complete and return the form to include your rain
garden in this registry.
|Other Activities & News of Interest
|Support the effort to establish May as
Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month by sending a
letter of support. Short Deadline! Must be received by 10 AM,
Wed., March 10. Details at
March 3, 2010 letter from Marc Miller,
Director, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Includes information about the
Conservation Congress: Work in Progress
Session, Tuesday, April 13, 2010
|IDNR SEEKS PRE-PROPOSALS FOR STATE
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GRANTS
State Wildlife Grant Program Intended to Protect Species in
Greatest Need of Conservation
|Flint Creek Watershed Partnership
Saturdays, March 6 & March 13 -
"How to Build a Rain Garden"
Saturday, April 24, 2010 -
Rain Garden Program, 9:30-10:30 AM
|Saturday, April 10 -
Indian Creek "One Day" Service Project,
8 AM - Noon
Meet at Aurora Transportation Center Volunteers Needed!
RiverWatch Citizen Scientist Program
March-May 2010 Schedule
Communications Manager, Fox River Ecosystem Partnership
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