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 Trip ID: 925       Back to list of trip reports.           This trip report has been viewed 27 times.

River or Event:   Fox River Clean-up
Location:   Oswego, IL
Start Date:   August 6, 2022
End Date:   August 6, 2022
Trip Leader's Name:   Ray Ziemer
Trip Level:   Beginner
Weather:   hot
Water Level:   low
Cubic Feet per Second:   502
Gauge Name:   Montgomery
Time on Water:   2.5
Trip Distance (miles):   1
Number of Watercraft:   6
Number of People:   6
Put in Location:    Route 25 to Violet Patch park (east side of river about a mile south of Rte 30.)
Take out Location:    Hudson Crossing is just upstream of Washington St (Rte 34) in Oswego, IL, river left, a block west of the beginning of Rte 25 on the east side of the river.
Round trip carshift time (min):   15"
Contacts:   Cassie Hatzfeld
Report:    2022 Fox River Clean-up was sponsored by the Conservation Foundation and other partners including Oswego Park District. PSC brought 6 paddlers to a larger group that included about 30 individuals collecting trash on the shore. Another 5 citizens worked the river in kayaks and canoe. Put-in was Violet Patch Park off Rte 25, a mile down from Rte. 30 bridge. Shuttle was organized among the paddlers on site. After car-shift and an introductory talk by the Conservation Foundation trustee and organizers, put-in was around 9:30.
Coffee and muffins were provided by Village Grind coffee shop of Oswego, and the Conservation Foundation supplied garbage bags, grabbers, gloves, and water.
Trash and some larger items such as tires and mattresses were left at a few garbage can locations along the bike trail, to be picked up by park district. Most of the trash was brought to the celebratory pile at Hudson Crossing take-out. Paddlers were off the river by noon on this hot day.
Montgomery gauge showed water stage 11.12 ft height and flow at 502 cfs. Which was pretty low with heavily-laden boats.
One eagle sighted, with quite of few snowy egrets exploiting the low water.
Report Author:   Ray Ziemer
Report creation date:   2022-08-08 18:53:46