2024 lecture details coming soon


Spotlight on the Fox

A River Flows Through It, Life in the Fox Valley

Fox River view


Will kick off the 2024 lecture series at the Arcada Theater at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 17th.

The question of whether or not to remove the St. Charles dam, is on the forefront of the minds of many St Charles residents. Dam removal isn't a black and white subject. There are alternatives that can satisfy the objectives of multiple interests. Scott Shipley with S2O Design and Engineering (now a part of Calibre) will talk about his Active River Project concepts for St Charles and how other communities have creatively used river engineering to deal with dam removals, and their resulting success.

Scott is a professional engineer who strives to set new standards in river restoration and reconnect habitats. He emphasizes river function and morphology as fundamental elements of river corridor planning. A three-time Olympian and US National Canoe and Kayak team member, Scott is passionate about whitewater recreation and responsible design and construction. He blends engineering precision with athletic experience to integrate rivers into communities through recreation, resilient design, and habitat rehabilitation.

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  • The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles
  •   P.O. BOX 3753
    St. Charles, IL 60174

Mission Statement

The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles supports and advocates for projects that will enhance the downtown riverfront environment as a destination for cultural, educational, recreational, and economic opportunities that are accessible to all.