Fox River

Turning The Focus To The Fox

Conservation Foundation President and CEO Brook McDonald

Conservation Foundation President and CEO Brook McDonald

More than 25 years ago, First Light host Brian O’Keefe and Conservation Foundation President and CEO Brook McDonald paddled a canoe down a stretch of the West Branch of The DuPage River. It was an opportunity to see the effect of an annual clean-up project along county’s namesake stream. Thanks to the DuPage River Sweep, land preservation efforts along the river, and a massive project to restore the natural flow of the stream water quality has been greatly improved. This week, the Naperville based Conservation Foundation kicked off an awareness campaign to address concerns along the Fox River. Brian and Brook didn’t get the canoe back on the water; but they did talk about the new effort

The dam in St. Charles is one of 19 on the waterway between the Illinois-Wisconsin state line and Ottawa

The dam in St. Charles is one of 19 on the waterway between the Illinois-Wisconsin state line and Ottawa

Rollin'...Rollin On The (Fox) River

A summer tradition returned to the region last weekend. After being in dry-dock for the winter, the St. Charles Belle took its first passengers on a cruise on the Fox River. First Light host Brian O'Keefe was there as the first cruise of the season pushed away from Pottawattamie Park last Saturday afternoon

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Captain Rich Anderson at the helm for his 32nd year of running paddle wheel boat tours on the Fox River

Captain Rich Anderson at the helm for his 32nd year of running paddle wheel boat tours on the Fox River

The Queen of The Fox waits to take on passengers for another summer touring season on the Fox River in St. Charles

The Queen of The Fox waits to take on passengers for another summer touring season on the Fox River in St. Charles