The Fox River Valley is a combination of prairie, woodlands and wetlands. Learn about the cycle of life in this trio of diverse and unique ecosystems. See the consequences of rapid population growth with its introduction of farming and industry along the Fox River and how this has affected the variety of plant and animal life in the region.

In 1999 American Rivers named the Fox River the 7th most endangered river in the United States. And now, thanks to concerned citizens and public officials, the Fox River has reclaimed much of its previous health - although more work needs to be done.