Learn more about 'Dams, Clams and the Fox River' March 10

 
Submitted by Friends of the Fox River
Updated 2/21/2019 7:10 PM
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  • Learn about the history of Fox River dams and what dam removal may look like during a March 10 program by the Friends of the Fox River.

      Learn about the history of Fox River dams and what dam removal may look like during a March 10 program by the Friends of the Fox River. Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer, 2017

Discover how we can return the Fox River to the health the first European settlers found when they arrived in the Fox River Valley.

Art Malm, a professional engineer and a member of the Friends of the Fox River board, will present a brief history of the Fox River dams, their importance to the early development of the Fox River Valley, and the services they provide.

It will be offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Schweitzer Environmental Center in West Dundee.

Malm also will discuss the negative impact of the dams on the Fox ecosystem, its water quality and the habitats affected by the dams.

The program is free to the public but seating is limited.

Reserve a seat by calling (815) 356-6605, or visiting the Friends of the Fox River website at friendsofthefoxriver.org/calendar/.

The Schweitzer Environmental Center is located at 16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road in the Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve.

This insightful program will vividly illustrate what dam removal may look like based upon experiences where dams have been removed from rivers in Illinois similar to the Fox.

Malm has 40 years of experience working in water supply and water pollution control, including engineering, administration, construction management, and facility operations. He has been conducting research mapping the river bed in Kane County, investigating fish consumption advisories for the Fox River, and advocating for dam removal.

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