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CANCELED: Fox River Dams: Should We Live With Them? Can We Live Without Them?

The Kendall County Forest Preserve District is hosting a public educational series on topics related to the Fox River for the Oswego-Yorkville-Plano communities and surrounding area.  The programs have been organized by The Conservation Foundation to provide opportunities to those living within this area of the Fox River watershed to learn more about the life of and connections between the Fox River and our communities. 

We all understand that people enjoy nature and wildlife, and benefit from healthy streams, rivers and lakes.  Our quality of life and that of future generations is enhanced by the open space and natural areas we preserve and enjoy. The talks, given monthly January – May, are supported by TCF’s Fox River Education and Outreach Initiative. A different topic with guest speakers will be offered each month.

All meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the East Wing Conference Room of the historic Kendall County Courthouse, 110 Madison Street, in Yorkville, Illinois.

Monday, January 27 - Safe Salting for Ice and Snow:  Have We Found the Holy Grail?  Trish Beckjord, The Fox River Initiative, The Conservation Foundation

Wednesday, February 26 - Winter Birds of the Fox River:  How Are They Doing?  What Are We Seeing? Bob and Kathy Andrini, Kane County Audubon

Wednesday, March 25 Fox River Dams:  Should We Live With Them?  Can We Live Without Them?  Deanna Doohaluk, Water Quality Scientist and Watershed Project Manager, The Conservation Foundation, and Karen Clementi, Interim Regulatory and Public Outreach Manager, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District

Wednesday, April 29 - Coyotes to Bees: Wildlife of the Fox River Valley. Pam Otto, Author and Outreach Ambassador, St. Charles Park District, Member - St. Charles Natural Resources Commission

Wednesday, May 27 - Why We Need the Fox River.  Brook McDonald, President and CEO, The Conservation Foundation 

The Village of Oswego is happy to support this public educational series as part of our Conservation in Our Community partnership with The Conservation Foundation.  For more information see and Oswego’s Facebook page.




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