The 1st Fox River Summit held on March 22, 2013, culminated with a unanimous adoption of the “Declaration of Partnership” (see below) that was designed to highlight common interests, concerns and commitments to advance an integrated approach to managing resources to meet human needs and maintain aquatic ecosystems for present and future generations within the Fox River Basin.

The state line is an important jurisdictional, economic and logistical boundary affecting federal, state and local government programs and funding. However, the partnership has opened up a dialogue and has begun to develop trust among governmental and non-governmental organizations and public citizens across this line. This declaration was unanimously re-affirmed at the 5th Annual Fox River Summit, due to the continued passion and interest on both sides of the state boundary to keep the dialogue and shared commitment going.