The Valley of the Fox Group is one of 14 groups comprising the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club. Chartered in 1992, the group draws its membership from the Fox River Valley and the counties of Kane and Kendall.

VOF Monthly Meetings

Why stay home watching the tube when you could be sharing an experience with the prime outdoors club in the nation? Enjoy old friends and make new ones. Talk about the environmental issues currently in the Illinois Assembly. Check on upcoming outings. Sign up for your favorite volunteer projects.

Next VOF Meeting April 13, Batavia Public Library
Program: Clean Power, Clean Jobs

Caroline Wooten, a Conservation Organizer with the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club, will present on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and the Illinois Clean Jobs Campaign. The Clean Power Plan will result in the first ever federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition--a coalition of environmental, public health, consumer advocacy, and clean energy groups--is working to make sure Illinois is a leader in implementing this plan. The coalition has introduced legislation that will create unprecedented changes in Illinois' energy portfolio by increasing clean energy and energy efficiency, and cutting dangerous carbon pollution.

Come learn more about this exciting opportunity for Illinois, and how you can get involved.

Also, learn about the Earth Day Rally for Clean Jobs and Climate Action that will be held in Springfield on April 22. Buses will be leaving for this rally from throughout Illinois--including Naperville! You can learn more and sign up for a bus at the VOF program, or online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bus-sign-up-earth-day-rally-for-clean-jobs-climate-action-tickets-15965401947

The public is invited and refreshments are served.

Monday, April 13th, 7:00pm
Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Ave.
Batavia, IL 60510-2793
Directions to the Batavia Public Library

 VOF monthly meetings are usually (but not always) held the second Monday of the month at 7pm at the Batavia Public Library except for the months of July, August, and December. The public is invited and refreshments are typically available. 

Last Meeting

At our March meeting, Sierra Club Illinois Chapter Director Jack Darin provided a legislative update on this Spring's General Assembly sessions in Springfield.

Date Event More Information
Sun, 04/19/2015 Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Walnut Glen Park, 860 Walnut St, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sun, 04/19/2015 Spring Hike at White Pine State Park
9:15 AM

Polo, IL 61064, USA
Sat, 04/25/2015 Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

485 North Montclair Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sun, 04/26/2015 Spring Wildflower Hike: Laporte County Indiana
9:30 AM

La Porte, IN 46350, USA
Sat, 05/02/2015 Spring Wildflower Hike: Berrein County Michigan
9:30 AM

Berrien County, MI, USA
Fri, 05/08/2015 to Sun, 05/10/2015 Horicon Bird Festival
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Horicon, WI, USA
Sat, 05/09/2015 Day Hike #2 Along the Des Plaines River Trail
9:30 AM

River Forest, IL, USA
Mon, 05/11/2015 Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Sierra Club Office: 70 East Lake St., Chicago IL
Sun, 05/17/2015 Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Walnut Glen Park, 860 Walnut St, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sun, 05/17/2015 Party on the Farm - Woodstock in Warrenville 2015
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Twin Star Ranch, 3S501 Landon Ave, Warrenville, IL
Sun, 05/31/2015 Herrick and Danada late spring hike
9:00 AM

Wheaton, IL, USA
Sun, 06/07/2015 Day Hike #3 Along the Des Plaines River Trail
9:30 AM

Des Plaines, IL, USA
Sun, 06/14/2015 Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Walnut Glen Park, 860 Walnut St, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sun, 06/21/2015 Summer Solstice/Fathers Day Bike Outing
10:00 AM

Batavia, IL, USA
Sat, 06/27/2015 Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

485 North Montclair Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sun, 06/28/2015 Tour Day-Solar Home, Bison at Nachusa and more...
10:00 AM

Oregon, IL 61061, USA
Sun, 07/19/2015 Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Walnut Glen Park, 860 Walnut St, Glen Ellyn, IL

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Spring Wildflower Hike: Berrein Springs County Michigan

Chicago Water Team Monthly Meeting

Exploratory Cycling from Woodridge to Lockport

Party on the Farm - Woodstock in Warrenville 2014

Testify! Workshop

Chicago Water Team Monthly Meeting

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

Day hike at Bluff Spring Fen

Batavia - Aurora - Sugar Grove Bike Outing

Sierra Social

Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn

Chicago Water Team Monthly Meeting

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

Kayak or Canoe the Scenic Kishwaukee River

Summer Canoe on the Rock River

Chicago Water Team Monthly Meeting

Cycling the Oak Savannah & Prairie Dunelands Trails NE Indiana

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Illinois Prairie Path Archives Open House

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

Energy Social and Info on the 9/21 People's Climate March

Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn

Prairie Food Co-op Presentation

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

DuPage Clean Energy Forum

Clean Energy Forum

Porcupine Mtn Wilderness - Fall Hikes

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Early fall hike at Danada/Herrick

Fall hike at White Pines State Park

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

Meet and Discuss issues with the endorsed DuPage Candidates

Hike Kettle Moraine Nordic Trail

Canoe the Beautiful Rock River and see a Dome House

Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn

Meet Artist Cindy Hellyer Heinz - Exploring the natural world though art

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

Winter hike at Starved Rock

Wolf Tracking Weekend in Northern Wisconsin

Book Discussion - The Green Boat by Mary Pipher

The Legacy of the Illinois Prairie Path

Indiana Dunes hike

Book Discussion - The Green Boat by Mary Pipher

Cross Country Skiing in Berrien County,Michigan

Eagles and Frozen Waterfalls at Starved Rock

Book Discussion - Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

Book Discussion - Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

Springfield Lobby Issues for 2015

Tour S.C.A.R.C.E. Recycling Center

Book Discussion - Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

March 2015 Kane Hike

Book Discussion - Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

Volunteers needed to clean up Indian Creek in Aurora

Day Hike #1 Along the Des Plaines River Trail

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

VOF April Meeting

Spring Wildflower Hike: Near North Suburban Chicago

Fox River Clean Sweep

April 2015 Kane Hike

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Spring Hike at White Pine State Park

Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn

Spring Wildflower Hike: Laporte County Indiana

Spring Wildflower Hike: Berrein County Michigan

Day Hike #2 Along the Des Plaines River Trail

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Party on the Farm - Woodstock in Warrenville 2015

Herrick and Danada late spring hike

Day Hike #3 Along the Des Plaines River Trail

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Summer Solstice/Fathers Day Bike Outing

Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn

Tour Day-Solar Home, Bison at Nachusa and more...

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve