In McHenry County, the first Wednesday of each month is
Our next gathering is October 1st, 2014, from 5pm - 7pm
Factors affecting the fishery and stream quality in the Fox River
The Fox River is a great resource for Northeastern Illinois residents, but it has been listed as impaired by the IL EPA. Steve Pescitelli of the IDNR will discuss the current status of fish communities, how fish are used as a stream quality indicators, and how conditions on the river affect fish and the aquatic ecosystem. He will also describe the results of recent dam removals and how they have benefitted fish in the Fox River watershed.
There will be a free drawing for CDs of music about the Fox River!
Education: B.S. Biology, 1978, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.
M.S. Biology, 1982, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.
Current Position: Stream Specialist, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Length of time at current position: Since July 1994.
Area of Responsibility: Northeastern Illinois: Fox River, Des Plaines River, DuPage River, Kankakee River, Chicago River, Mazon River, and AuSable Creek.
Job Responsibilities: Monitoring fish communities, management of sport fisheries, permit review, watershed planning, habitat and stream restoration, outreach and education.
Professional Interests: Factors affecting fish community structure in rivers and streams; distribution and life history of stream fishes; fragmentation in aquatic systems, fish passage/dam removal, stream preservation and restoration.
Join us at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N Main Street in Crystal Lake. Head upstairs at Duke’s for info and inspiration, business and pleasure. Come talk about “greening” the future with others. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol - non-alcoholic drinks are available, of course!
We have an information table set up, and you are welcome to bring information about your green products and services each month to share.
Additional parking is available at the train station.