“It’s Our Fox River Day” in Kendall County

Fox River clean-up volunteers picture

Fifty-five volunteers showed up to Yorkville’s Riverfront Park and gave the Fox River some love at the first annual Kendall County “It’s Our Fox River Day” last week!


Fox River volunteers picture


Hailing from Yorkville, but also Naperville, Montgomery, Aurora, and Oswego, this energetic group spent their morning, some by land and some by water, picking up trash and debris to clean up the Fox. It was particularly inspiring to see the members of American Heritage Girls Troop #2031 happily turning to the task, finding river treasures and friends along the way.


river clean-up volunteer picture



This partnership of the Kendall County Outdoor Education Center, Friends of the Fox River, Yorkville Parks and Recreation, and The Conservation Foundation pulled together a morning of community spirit to care for the iconic Fox River, which has been a focus of our Fox River Initiative for the past several years.


Volunteer coordinator picture


river clean-up picture


We would also like to thank Juicehead Smoothies & Coffee and Southbank Original BBQ for their generous donations in support of this event!


Join us again in 2022 for our 2nd Annual “It’s Our Fox River Day” at our St. Charles Fox River Cleanup and our Yorkville Fox River Cleanup both taking place on Saturday, September 17th!


All pictures taken by volunteer Nissa Sampson


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