Bi-monthly Membership Meetings are generally held the 2nd Wednesday of alternating months, 1 PM, at different locations in the Watershed.
FREP Noon Networks are held the 2nd 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.
Please note that our 2016 FREP meetings & Noon Networks are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
FREP Noon Network
Wednesday, October 12, 2016     
Noon - 1:30 PM
Tour of Fox Metro Water Reclamation
 Rt. 31, Oswego       Website           Map

As you enter the parking lot, there are 3 buildings.
We will meet first in the north/adminstration building conference room for a presentation. We will then be led on a tour by Randy Hummer.
The Fox Metro Water Reclamation District (Fox Metro) was created in the late 1920's by a vote of 40,000 area residents concerned with the sanitation and health protection of their community.

The Treatment Plant routinely removes more than 98% of the common pollutants in the raw wastewater it receives. Fox Metro is capable of treating up to 42 MGD of wastewater generated by a population nearing 300,000 living in Aurora, North Aurora, Boulder Hill, Montgomery, Oswego, Sugar Grove and portions of Yorkville and Batavia.

The goals of Fox Metro are to economically treat the wastewater generated by the residents, industries, schools, businesses, churches, and other users within its boundaries and to consistently produce a final effluent that surpasses stringent Federal and State water quality standards and can safely be returned to the Fox River.
Above, Fox Metro Water Reclamation facilities
The presentation will be discussing microorganisms, like the one pictured below
FREP Membership Meetings
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 
FREP Membership Meeting
Fermilab, Batavia, Entrance at Pine Street & Kirk Road
We will meet in Wilson Hall, One East
Wilson Hall is the main highrise building.  Enter at the front doors, One East is past the elevator bank, to the left.
Osprey Nests and Platforms in the Fox River Watershed – by Michael Campbell, Illinois Audubon Society
 and Ecological Restoration at Fermilab, Ryan Campbell
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 
If you would like to host a FREP Membership Meeting,
or have a program topic/speaker to suggest,
please let us know!
Have a suggestion for a future FREP Noon Network or Meeting Program?   Email:
Presentations from past Programs & Noon Networks HERE
Get additional FREP News by reading our
Downstream Newsletter HERE
FREP Noon Networks
Additonal Noon Networks to be scheduled
If you would like to host a FREP Noon Network
and have a program topic/project to showcase,
please let us know!
Available dates:
Wednesdays, Noon to 1:30 PM

February 8, 2017
April 12, 2017
June 14, 2017
August 9, 2017
October 11, 2017

FREP programs and Noon Networks are free and open to the public.

Reservations are not required.

Bring your lunch to eat during the Noon Network program.

Other  Events in the Watershed & Region
October 1, 2016
Tap Your Wild Side Event to support McHenry County Conservation Foundation
 Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 21 & Harts Rd., Ringwood
 Fee  Website
Other News/Information
The Fox River Study Group has posted its final Fox River Implementation Plan HERE
Center for Watershed Protection’s  Watershed & Stormwater Management Webcast Series:
    •  Sponsored by Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, held at facilities in Libertyville.
       2016:  Wednesdays --  September 14, October 12, November 16
      Check Flyer for specific locations       Noon to 1:30 PM        
      FREE - Bring your own lunch         1 CEC/2 PDH per webcast
      RSVP for each one to Darcy McNeill  
      Questions? Call Susan Vancil at(847) 377-7714
    •  Sponsored by Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources   Noon to 1:30 PM
2016:  Wednesdays -- October 12, November 16     Flyer
       1st Floor Water Resources Conference Room, 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva
       RSVP to Cecilia Govrik at 
Check our River Clean-Ups Page for a calendar of Fox River watershed clean-ups
Read our Downstream Newsletters for the latest news HERE
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