The Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission (SEWFRC) was established in 1997 by Wisconsin Act 27 (1997 - 1999 Budget Bill) in response to citizen and community concerns over water resource problems in the Fox River system. Under the 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, the SEWFRC was given the authority to carry out a number of programs and measures designed to improve water resource conditions in the Fox River system within the identified planning area.
The area of jurisdiction for the SEWFRC consists of the tributary drainage area to the 63.5-mile-long reach of the Fox River between the Illinois border and the northern limits of the City of Waukesha north of Moreland Boulevard. The tributary drainage area for the implementation planning area is 267 square miles.
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission was charged with developing an Implementation Plan on behalf of the SEWFRC in 1997. The plan was adopted in March 1998, updated in September 2011 and still serves as a dynamic guide in assisting the Commission to conduct its work.
The Commission has supported numerous projects within the planning area and has contributed approximately $1,680,000. million to projects that help improve the Illinois Fox River basin.
The Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission does the following: