- This article was contributed by Jenni Schiavone, an intern with the Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources.
The Friends of the Fox River boast “No Clean Water – No Good Beer!” and that’s the title of their fourth annual fundraiser, set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Bandito Barney’s Beach Club in downtown East Dundee.
The Friends of the Fox River will host a fun night of craft beer samplings from several local and national breweries, frequent raffle drawings for great prizes and a silent auction.
The event’s proceeds support the organization’s commitment to educate and act in the interest of preservation and improvement of the Fox River and its surrounding watershed.
To save $10 on the No Clean Water — No Good Beer event, pre-order your ticket online.
Friends of the Fox Initiatives
Friends of the Fox River was founded in 1990 and to date has a well-established presence in schools through its water quality monitoring education programs.
The experiences provided by Friends of the Fox River allow young learners to actually get in the water and sample aquatic life in their local stream and learn ways to evaluate water quality based on the data they collect.
Other initiatives include shoreline and canoe clean-ups known as Love Our River Days and acting as a voice for the Fox River and the resources it provides to hundreds of thousands of watershed residents.
To get involved and learn more about the Friends of the Fox River, click here.
About Friends of the Fox River
The mission of the Friends of the Fox River is to preserve, restore and protect the Fox River Watershed’s resources by connecting people with nature through education, research, restoration and advocacy.
Friends of the Fox River is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of citizens and organizations taking action to protect and maintain the quality of the Fox River and its tributaries.
Through its programs and activities, the organization encourages both adults and students to become involved in protecting the river and its watershed.
Each year, more than 4,500 citizens participate in Friends of the Fox River programs including a water quality monitoring program (Fox River Watershed Monitoring Network), river and stream cleanups, river habitat improvement projects, and water quality education events.