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 20, 2015  1 PM

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

Afton Forest Preserve was purchased in 1975. It was a rolling hillside farm in central DeKalb County near the headwaters of Little Rock Creek.  Over many years the 315 acre site has been restored to a beautiful prairie and wetland habitat area.  Over 170 bird species have been recorded at Afton including Bald Eagles,  Ospreys, Short Eared Owls and other uncommon species.  In the late 70’s there were 4 buffalo roaming at Afton. The program will include the story of the “1979 St. Patrick’s Day Great Afton Buffalo Roundup”.  Al Roloff, Natural Resource Manager will host a short walk and talk  in the prairies and wetlands.

The Executive Committee meets at 11 AM
2015 Afton Prairie Burn (above)
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, Montgomery
Future Noon Network Dates:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      Noon - 1:30 PM
   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.
Get additional FREP News by reading our Downstream Newsletter HERE
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
April 18, 2015
11 am to 4 pm
McHenry County Conservation District Earth Day Event
Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
Come take part in a fun day to celebrate our Earth! The event will go rain or shine and will be held indoors and outdoors! While there will be a recycling drive going on, there will be plenty more to do which includes live music performances, guided nature hikes, crafts, storytelling and more! No sign-up needed, just show up! For more information, visit the website HERE
April 18, 2015
1 to 4 pm
Arbor Day Celebration
Lake County Forest Preserve
Meet at the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, 117 Sheridan Road Lake Forest, IL
for demos and discussion by forestry staff on tree care and pest prevention. Kid-friendly, tree-themed activities. Assorted free trees will be raffled.
June 7, 2015

Annual Pedal-Paddle-Saddle Through the Prairie
Glacial Park, 6313 Harts Road, Ringwood
Sponsored by McHenry County Conservation Foundation
Bike, Paddle or Ride your horse through the beautiful Glacial Park & Nippersink Creek area      FEE     Website
Other News/Information
Check our River Clean-Ups Page for a calendar of Fox River watershed clean-ups
Center for Watershed Protection’s  Watershed & Stormwater Management Webcast Series
Dates:  Wednesdays   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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