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 June 8, Fabyan Forest Preserve
Annual Combined Meeting/Outing

We will hold the June outing in the evening at the Fabyan Forest Preserve during the regularly scheduled Sierra Club Valley of the Fox meeting, June 8th at 7:00 pm. Please bring a snack to share during our brief meeting, then we will hike about a mile in the Fabyan woodland. The entrance to the woodland is on the east side of Route 25, across the street from the windmill (Google shows the address as 1500 Crissey Avenue, which is also Route 25).  

Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking boots, insect deterrent, bring a snack, and water in your refillable bottle.

For more information about the Fabyan Forest Preserve, go to  http://www.kaneforest.com/ForestPreserveView.aspx?ID=18.

The public is invited.

Monday, June 8th, 7:00pm
Fabyan Forest Preserve
1500 Crissey Avenue, aka Route 25
Geneva, IL 60134

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 May meeting, Cindy Skrukrud, Clean Water Advocate for the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Chair of the Fox River Study Group, spoke about efforts underway in the Fox River Valley to restore the health of the Fox River.

Date Event More Information
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
Mon, 06/08/2015 VOF June Meeting/Outing
7:00 PM

1500 Crissey Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510, 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
Sat, 07/18/2015 Kayak or Canoe the Scenic Kishwaukee River
9:00 AM

Seth Atwood Park, Rockford, IL 61109, 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
Sun, 08/09/2015 Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Walnut Glen Park, 860 Walnut St, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sun, 08/16/2015 Cycling NE Indiana: Griffith Bikeway/Oak Savannah Trail/Prairie Duneland Trail
10:00 AM

Griffith, IN, USA
Sat, 08/22/2015 Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

485 North Montclair Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL

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

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

Illinois Prairie Path Archives Open House

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

Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

Prairie Food Co-op Presentation

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

Rauner IDOT Listening Tour in St Charles

Indiana Dunes Hike

Day Hike #2 Along the Des Plaines River Trail

Air & Energy Team Monthly Meeting

VOF May Meeting

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Party on the Farm - Woodstock in Warrenville 2015

Invasive Species Removal - Bliss Woods

Herrick and Danada late spring hike

Day Hike #3 Along the Des Plaines River Trail

VOF June Meeting/Outing

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...

Kayak or Canoe the Scenic Kishwaukee River

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Restoration Day - Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve

Cycling NE Indiana: Griffith Bikeway/Oak Savannah Trail/Prairie Duneland Trail

Adopt a Trail Work Day - Illinois Prairie Path Glen Ellyn