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Fox River Water Trail Organizers Seek Public Input

Monday, June 17 – Geneva at Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave.

Monday, June 24 – Yorkville at Hampton Inn, 310 E. Countryside Parkway

Friday, June 28 – McHenry at City of McHenry Rec Center, 333 S. Green St.

Geneva, Illinois   The Core Development Team (CDT) of the Fabulous Fox! River Water Trail will be hosting several workshops in June sharing the results of their efforts with volunteers who have paddled the river collecting data. The CDT will display maps of the trail identifying the access sites and amenities, and information about journeys on segments of the river. The CDT will also be seeking input from paddlers and others familiar with the river to review the information collected and share additional information that would help paddlers enjoy safe and pleasant experiences. The CDT will then do a gap analysis and provide recommendations to public landowners including county and municipal governments.

Three Illinois workshops have been scheduled with plans to hold a fourth one in an additional community along the river. Currently scheduled workshops:

Monday, June 17 – Geneva at Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave.

Monday, June 24 – Yorkville at Hampton Inn, 310 E. Countryside Parkway

Friday, June 28 – McHenry at City of McHenry Rec Center, 333 S. Green St.

The Fabulous Fox! River Water Trail has been in development for several years with organizers from two states working with the National Park Service, SE Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and the Fox River Ecosystem Partnership

Volunteer paddlers assisted to collect data on access sites, journey segments, hazards, dams and portages, amenities at access sites, and more. The Core Development Team is ready to share the results of those efforts and look for input from stakeholders to share their knowledge of the river to help fill in gaps and other information before applying for inclusion in the National Water Trail System.

Please join us at the workshop closest to you to learn and share.

For more information, visit our developing website at https://fabulousfoxwatertrail.org/ or Karen Miller at millerkaren@co.kane.il.us (630)232-3418.

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