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 February 8th, Batavia Public Library

Longmeadow Parkway Exposed

Don't  miss this important presentation by environmental advocate Gary Swick, which investigates the proposed Longmeadow Parkway. Learn the history, objectives, current need, and impacts of this Kane County Department of Transportation project, a five-mile, four-lane, tollway, through the Brunner Family Forest Preserve and over the Fox River. Many local residents, open space advocates, and environmental groups including Sierra Club are concerned about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of this project.

Gary Swick took his BS in Natural Resource Management and MSed in Outdoor Teacher Education into a 34-year career as an Environmental Science teacher. He has been with Friends of the Fox River for 25 years, and coordinates the Water Quality Monitoring Network that annually hosts over 4000 students in their local streams.

Mr. Swick is a tireless advocate for protecting and restoring our natural resources. He serves on several river-related organization’s boards, is a Kane County Forest Preserve Volunteer Steward, and assists the Sierra Club in Lobbying efforts. He is currently an Instructor at NIU, and enjoys outdoor recreation daily on our public lands in the Valley of the Fox.

Monday, February 8th, 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

Our January meeting was Fireside Chat about Club and environmental issues.

Longmeadow Links

Below are links for background information, and comment submission guidelines.


http://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices/tabid/3692/Article/633408/lrc-2013-839.aspx
http://www.epa.illinois.gov/Assets/iepa/public-notices/2015/kane-county-division-of-transportation/public-notice.pdf
http://www.stoplongmeadow.com
https://www.facebook.com/stoplongmeadow
http://www.curblongmeadow.com
https://www.facebook.com/CURBLongmeadow/
http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/foxBridges/longmeadowPkwy.aspx
http://www.friendsofthefoxriver.org

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