The Fox River in Algonquin will get some extra attention this weekend.
The "It's Our River Day" celebration and clean up will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at , located at the intersection of Route 62 and South Harrison Street, in downtown Algonquin. The event is free and open to the public.
Village President John Schmitt will offer a welcome address at 1 p.m. and there will be brief presentations given by Gary Swick of the Friends of the Fox River; Cindy Skrukrud of the Sierra Club; Jodie Auliff of The Illinois Water Trailkeepers - Illinois Paddling Council and Prairie State Canoeists and Bill Silva, Prairie Coast Paddlers.
At 2 p.m., the clean-up will begin. The Prairie Coast Paddlers will offer kayak demonstrations and bags and gloves will be provided for shoreline clean-up.
The Illinois Water Trailkeepers - Illinois Paddling Council and members of the Prairie State Canoeists will conduct an in-river clean up between Cornish Park and Buffalo Park.
At 3 p.m., Friends of the Fox River will do water quality monitoring for those interested and Gary Kanner of the Cub Scouts will hold a session on geo-caching for kids.