Actitivites & News
Bi-monthly Membership Meetings are generally held the 3rd Wednesday of alternating months, 1 PM, at different locations in the Watershed
FREP Noon Networks are held the 3rd Wednesday of alternating months, Noon - 1:30 PM, at different locations in the Watershed
All programs are open to FREP members and other interested members of the watershed community
There is no meeting in March
we encourage you to attend the Fox River Summit
Friday, March 20, 2015
3rd Annual Fox River Summit
Friday, March 20, 2015   7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Veterans Terrace at Echo Park
589 Milwaukee Avenue Burlington, WI 53105

$35 Registration - Online Only by March 19
  $50 at the door

CLICK HERE for details and to register
Topics include:
• The Rock River Trail Initiative:
   Its History, Vision and Goals
• The Mechanics of Establishing and Promoting a System
  of Recreational Trails for the Rock River Trail Initiative
• How to Implement stream restoration projects/lessons
  learned in the Nippersink Watershed
• The FoxChain O’Lakes Health Report for 2014
• Meeting municipal EPA responsibilities with students
  & social media
• Water Action Volunteer Monitoring Program in the
  Upper Fox River
• How to talk to and Engage Farmers in watershed
• USEPA 9-Element Watershed Planning experiences
• Birds, Waters, Landscapes & People, Potential in
  the Fox River watershed?
• Updated activities from the Fox River Ecosystem
  Partnership & Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River
  Commission and much much more…
Next Membership Meeting:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  1 PM

Location:  Afton Forest Preserve
               13600 Crego Road DeKalb, IL
Program:  Terry Hannan, Superintendent
                DeKalb County Forest Preserve Dist.

The Executive Committee meets at 11 AM
Wednesday, April 15, 2015      Noon - 1:30 PM
 Screening of the documentary "DAMNATION"

DAMNATION is a powerful film odyssey across America exploring the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.

Location:  Heritage Ballroom, The Centre of Elgin
100 Symphony Way, Elgin
Parking garage connected to the Centre or the
          lot, just west of the Centre, along Kimball.
Visit the film's website and watch the trailer HERE
Future Noon Network Dates:
Wednesday, June  17, 2015      Noon - 1:30 PM
    Fox Valley Park District's Naturalized Areas as part of a Sports Complex Expansion 
Location:  Stuart Sports Complex, Aurora
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      Noon - 1:30 PM
Program:     Silver Lake Bioinfiltration Basins and Oakwood Hills Fen Stream Corridor Restoration projects
Location:  Oakwood Hills
  Project Brochure
Noon Networks are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Bring your lunch to eat during the program.
Have a suggestion for a future FREP Noon Network or Meeting Program? Email:
Presentations from past Programs & Noon Networks HERE
Other  Events in the Watershed & Region
March 11, 2015
11:30 AM
Conservation Foundation’s Winter Membership and Awards Luncheon
Riverside Receptions in Geneva
Program: Benefits of Dam Removal
             Steve Pescitelli, Region II Stream Specialist with the IDNR
FEE   Registration
March 20, 2015
Fox River Summit
Burlington, Wisconsin
CLICK HERE for details and to register
April 8, 2015
Envirothon 2015
Annual event for high schoolers to compete in the areas of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and a current issue in natural resources.
Danada House, Wheaton
Details at: Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation Dist.
               and North Cook County Soil & Water Conservation Dist.
Other News/Information
The Villages of Algonquin and Carpentersville are working together to develop a plan for the Fox River Corridor.  The goal of the plan is to increase access to the river, enhance connectivity and recreational usage, improve water quality, and enliven Downtown Algonquin and Old Town Carpentersville.   We invite you to share your thoughts on issues and priorities in the Fox River Corridor by taking an on-line survey.

Visit  Add your voice to the Fox River Corridor plan by participating through March 21, 2015!  Provide your feedback and encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. 

Visit to stay up to date on this project.

Together we can create a better future for Algonquin and Carpentersville!  Please contact CMAP’s Ricardo Lopez at or 312-386-8766 with questions.
Center for Watershed Protection’s  Watershed & Stormwater Management Webcast Series
Dates:  Wednesdays   March 18;  May 20; June 17;  Sept. 16; Nov. 18     Noon to 2 PM  
1 CEC/2 PDH per webcast       FREE

Available at 2 locations:
•  Sponsored by Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources
   1st Floor Water Resources Conference Room, 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva
   RSVP to Cecilia Govrik at
•  Sponsored by Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, held at facilities in Libertyville.
    Check Flyer for specific locations
   FREE - Bring your own lunch 
   RSVP for each one to Darcy Hertel or call (847) 377-7707
  Illinois Riverwatch Spring 2015 Issue  LINK
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