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

March 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE:  Given concerns regarding COVID-19, and our social and ethical responsibility to minimize our contribution to the spread of it,
this event has been canceled. 


Healthy people and healthy communities are at the heart of The Conservation Foundation’s mission.
The safety, health, and well-being of our staff, volunteers and those joining us at events is a top priority of our team at all times.  We will explore rescheduling options when we see how this all unfolds.
We urge you to get outside during this time of isolation,
following social distancing and Shelter In Place guidelines.

Wishing you good health and good spirits – we’re all in this together!


Most of the dams built on the Fox River were constructed in the latter half of the 19th century for power generation or industry. In fact, by 1880 Fox River towns from Carpentersville to Montgomery all had dams. But what function do they provide today, 140 years later? The March program in The Conservation Foundation’s Fox River series, A River Runs Through It: Life in the Fox River Valley, is an introductory presentation about how the presence of dams on the Fox River influence the water quality, habitat, and fish assemblages of this defining feature of our communities, an important resource for recreation, aesthetics, flood conveyance, and drinking water. Our speakers are assembling some great information to help us understand the role dams continue to play in the Fox River. The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, has scheduled a 5-part educational series about issues related to the health and life of the Fox River.

Join us for a talk on dams on the Fox River.

Deanna Doohaluk, Water Quality Scientist and Watershed Project Manager, The Conservation Foundation

Karen Clementi, Interim Regulatory and Public Outreach Manager, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District

We thank the Kendall County Forest Preserve District for hosting the programs from 7-8 p.m. in the East Wing Conference Room at the Kendall County Courthouse.


March 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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River Corridor Foundation


East Wing Conference Room, Kendall County Historic Courthouse
110 Madison St
Yorkville,IL60560United States
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