Defenders Plan Algonquin Riverfront Park Celebration

From 1 to 4 on Saturday afternoon, the McHenry County Defenders invite the public to join them at Algonquin’s Cronish Park, which is just south of the dam at Route 62.

“Come celebrate the beautiful Fox River and help keep her clean! Learn about the river and conservation, pick up trash & recyclables, enjoy live music and learn about safe fun on the river through kayak/canoe demonstrations,” the invitation says.

There will be speakers from 1-1:45. Algonquin Village President John Schmitt, Cindy Skrukrud (representing the Defenders and The Sierra Club), Gary Swick of Friends of the Fox River, and, maybe, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn will speak.

From 1:45 to 3, river clean-up and water quality monitoring is scheduled.

There will be kayak and canoe demonstrations from 3 to 4, compliments of the Prairie Coast Paddlers and the St. Charles Canoe Club.

There will be live music by the Mack Hotterson Band.

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You can count on the water not being as high as you see it here.

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