Action Plan for the Chicago River
Specific Strategies for a Cleaner, Healthier, More Vibrant Chicago River
In 2006, Friends held six all-day meetings (one for each of six topics: public access, water quality, aquatic habitat, riverbank habitat, riverbank naturalization and land protection) that brought together over 50 subject-area experts. This group represented a variety of non-profit groups, public institutions, private sector consulting groups and state agencies. The resulting recommendations, which include supporting a variety of recreation opportunities and developing restoration projects within the context of the river system, are available here. (3MB PDF)
In addition, Friends' Chicago River Matrix, (88k PDF) which outlines public access, water quality, aquatic habitat, riverbank habitat, riverbank naturalization and land protection for each stretch of the river, is also available.