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
Wednesday,  May 21, 2014   1 PM

Program: 319 Grants Information
Location: South Elgin Municipal Annex, North Room
              1 W. State Street, South Elgin 60177

The Executive Committee meets at 11 AM
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Presentations from past Programs & Noon Networks HERE
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      Noon - 1:30 PM
Program: Blackberry Creek Dam Removal Project

Details to come
Future Noon Network Dates:
Wednesday, August  21, 2014      Noon - 1:30 PM
Noon Networks are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Bring your lunch to eat during the program.
Other  Events in the Watershed & Region
April 24, 2014
The Conservation Foundation's Earth Day Benefit Dinner
Bobak's Signature Events in Woodridge
Registration Link
Other News/Information
Center for Watershed Protection’s 2014 Watershed & Stormwater Management Webcast Series
Sponsored by Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, held at facilities in Libertyville.
FREE - Bring your own lunch   RSVP for each one to Susan Vancil
1 CEC/2 PDH per webcast.
Flyer    Dates:  3/12; 4/9; 5/14; 6/11; 9/10; 10/8; 11/12
McHenry County is excited to announce the completion of two major groundwater studies. These studies are the 3-Dimensional geologic mapping that was completed by the Illinois State Geologic Survey (ISGS) and the groundwater potentiometric surface mapping and groundwater flow modeling that was completed by the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS).  The information from these reports provides a sound scientific basis for helping us to better manage our available groundwater resources.

A presentation by the ISGS and ISWS on the projects and discussion of the next steps for the management of the groundwater resources will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 from 10AM-12 and from 1-4PM (split into two sessions covering different information).  Please RSVP by March 12th if you wish to attend.  Lunch will be provided for those attending both sessions.

Registration Form      Additional information regarding the groundwater projects found HERE and HERE
The Army Corps of Engineers released its Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS, the congressionally mandated report on how to prevent the movement of aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins, focusing on the Chicago Waterways.  Read the report HERE.
Fox River Study Group Update to the Fox River Community  October 2013   HERE
The Citizen's Guide to Preserving the Fox River has been available at more than 100 distribution points along the Fox River and in the watershed, but now the supply is about out. The online version of the Citizen's Guide continues to be available HERE, along with a website full of information about how to help preserve our Fox River through your own actions.
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