Protect the Fox River

The Fox River and its tributaries are our source of drinking water, a habitat for wildlife, and a driver for business and recreation. Here’s how you can help protect it:

Reduce Stormwater Pollution

Don’t dump anything into a storm drain. Wash your car at a commercial car wash, where the wash water drains to the sanitary sewer system. Use fertilizer and de-icing salt sparingly.

For more information about stormwater pollution prevention and proper disposal of waste, refer to the following resources:

Sewer GrateGo Green at Home

Implement sustainable practices at home and at work using rain gardens, rain barrels, permeable pavement, and conservation landscaping. For more information about these practices and their importance in a changing climate, refer to the following resources.

Get Involved

Volunteer with a local organization. There are many from which to choose. The following organizations work with the City of Aurora on waterway issues: