100 Person-Hours Needed For Saturday, May 14, Fox River Cleanup in Elgin!

100 Person-Hours Needed For Saturday, May 14, Fox River Cleanup in Elgin!

Join Friends of the Fox River and state Rep. Anna Moeller this Saturday (May 14, 2022) for a spring clean-up along the Fox River by the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

FOTFR president Gary Swick, who scouted the area recently, estimates it will take 100 person hours to completely clean up the trash that lies along and within the river’s banks.

Be sure to bring any gear you have and FOTFR will supply the rest. Please bring gloves, pick-up tools, and plastic shopping bags or buckets. Dress appropriately for the weather and the event, and encourage people to bring their own water and snacks for another COVID-safe river clean-up.

Rain will cancel the clean-up only if there is lightning in the area.

Fox River Clean-Up

  • When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14
  • Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin

About The 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 programs and activities, Friends of the Fox River encourages both adults and students to become involved in protecting the river and its watershed.

Each year, more than 5,000 citizens participate in programs including water quality monitoring (Fox River Watershed Monitoring Network), river and stream cleanups, river habitat improvement projects, and water quality education events.

SOURCE: Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources