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 FREP meetings & Noon Networks are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Join us for the next FREP Noon Network
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 
Noon - 1:30 PM
Location: Dundee Township Office,
     611 E. Main St., Suite 101, West Dundee
The Conservation Foundation’s
    Fox River Outreach & Education Initiative
    and Fox Valley Monarch Corridor Project
Presenters:  Trish Beckjord and Dan Lobbes
                   The Conservation Foundation
The Fox River Initiative is a 5-year education and outreach program focused in Kane, Kendall and LaSalle counties with three key pillars: broad-based public education, the Conservation In Our Community program, and Art of the Fox, a new program celebrating the Fox River through fine art. Over the next five years, The Conservation Foundation will be addressing the health of the Fox River in a variety of ways, from educating schoolchildren and scouts, providing community workshops on sustainable landscaping practices, wildlife and other relevant topics, helping community leaders craft their ordinances and community management policies with the health of the river in mind to capturing the beauty of the Fox on canvas and encouraging the public to interact with the river that defines our communities.

The Fox Valley Monarch Corridor Project is a collaboration among 12 public and private conservation organizations to create habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Over the next two years, forest preserve districts, park districts, township open space districts and private conservation organizations will be enhancing nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Fox Valley by growing milkweed seed, distributing seeds and plants and putting plants in the ground. Funding is being provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The Conservation Foundation Website
FREP Membership Meetings
Wednesday, May 10, 2017   1PM 
Program: Zika Virus & Mosquito Best Practices
Location:  Clarke headquarters
                675 Sidwell Court, St. Charles, IL 60174
July 2017 Social Activity TBA
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   1PM 
Program: Nutrient Reduction Strategies, Sierra Club
             Location TBA
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   1PM 
Program: Flint Creek Watershed   
Location: Barrington Public Library
FREP Noon Networks
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
Noon - 1:30 PM
Tour of Midwest Groundcovers Facilities
on Rt. 64 in St. Charles
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 
Noon - 1:30 PM
Program:  Campton Township Field Tour
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Noon - 1:30 PM
Tour of Gladstone Fen Restoration
  in Bull Valley
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.
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

Other  Events in the Watershed & Region
March 30 - April 1, 2017 Illinois Lake Management Association's 32nd Annual Conference
Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Registration/FEE   Website
April 4, 2017
Center for Watershed Protection's 2017 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference       Website
April 6, 2017
Envirothon 2017 competiton for high school teams
Details at Kane DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
April 27, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
GreenTown Fox Valley
Two Brothers Roundhouse 205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL    FEE
More information at Fox Valley Sustainability Network
Other News/Information
Center for Watershed Protection’s  Watershed & Stormwater Management Webcast Series:
  Sponsored by Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources   Noon to 1:30 PM
2017:  Friday, March 24,  Wednesdays:  June 21, Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 15        Flyer
    Kane County Government Center, Building A, 1st Floor Conference Room, 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva
       RSVP to Cecilia Govrik at 
2017 Technical Assistance Symposium   Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Registration is now open for the 2017 Technical Assistance Symposium at Roosevelt University (Murray-Green Library, Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago), co-hosted by CMAP and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). 

The symposium will mark the release of the 2017 Call for Projects for the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and Community Planning programs.  In addition to learning about potential technical assistance opportunities, attendees will have the chance to discuss best practices with past award recipients and get one-on-one input on the application process.

Elected officials, municipal and County planners and staff, community-based organizations, nonprofits, civic organizations, and consulting firms that work with communities are encouraged to attend.  
Garfield Farm Museum is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and has announced the year's calendar events. They can be found HERE in their brochure.  Visit their website for more information HERE.
The Fox River Study Group has posted its final Fox River Implementation Plan HERE
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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