Free guide to preserve the Fox River gives conservation tips to homeowners

By on August 20, 2011

KANE COUNTY—The beauty, diversity and importance of the Fox River is portrayed in a 48-page, color booklet, “A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving the Fox River,” available for free at various locations.

The guide was created by The Conservation Foundation and the Fox River Ecosystem Partnership to encourage those living in the Fox River watershed to appreciate its beauty and importance in maintaining a balance of nature through its preservation.

The booklet provides information on the geology, geography, flora and fauna of the region, punctuated with commentaries about people who have preserved their land.

The guide illustrates the benefits of, and more importantly, the success of cooperative involvement by municipalities, forest preserve districts, park districts, and the people who live in the Fox River valley.

Residents are shown how they can enjoy and preserve the environment by planting rain gardens, using rain barrels for water conservation, composting, and environmentally-friendly landscaping that manages water better.

“A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving the Fox River” is available online at A list of places to pick up a free guide can also be found there, which includes libraries, park districts and village offices.