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Take Your Lunch to the River

It’s free!  It’s outdoors!  Meet your friends for a weekly lunch date at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.  Join us each Monday under the summer sun for a free lecture series (June 1 – July 27, 2015) on the Chicago Riverwalk. Come learn more about local issues you care about, stroll the newly expanded riverwalk, and visit Friends’ unique Bridgehouse Museum.

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Kickapoo Volunteer Day

Kickapoo volunteer day at 14498 S. Halsted, Riverdale.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Kickapoo Forest Preserve. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

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Whistler Volunteer Day

Whistler Woods volunteer day at 678 W 134th Street, Riverdale.

To beat the heat and bugs, volunteers will head out earlier than usual to tackle some low-impact tasks like caging plants and collecting seed. No burn pile! Free lunch. For more information, contact Chris Weber at chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223.

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LaBagh Woods/Irene Hernandez Volunteer Day

Monthly LaBagh/Hernandez volunteer day at 4498 W. Foster Ave, Chicago.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at LaBagh Forest Preserve. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at  Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Day

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Take Your Lunch to the River

It’s free!  It’s outdoors!  Meet your friends for a weekly lunch date at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.  Join us each Monday under the summer sun for a free lecture series (June 1 – July 27, 2015) on the Chicago Riverwalk. Come learn more about local issues you care about, stroll the newly expanded riverwalk, and visit Friends’ unique Bridgehouse Museum.

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Day

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Friends' River/Ronan Park Workday

Friends will be hosting a cleanup at River and Ronan Park.  Check out this MAP to see where we will be meeting.  

Join us for the ongoing restoration at River and Ronan Park.  Learn about restoration, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors!

Please RSVP here!

If you have any questions, contact Sean Moloney at smoloney@chicagoriver.org or (312) 939-0490, ext. 18. 

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Rivers Curriculum

Rivers Curriculum is a comprehensive four-day workshop for teachers. This year, the workshop will be held from July 20-23, 2015. This innovative curriculum uses rivers and watersheds as a focus for biology, chemistry, earth science, language arts, math and geography. The lessons are inquiry-based and hands-on. $125

Register and pay online

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Take Your Lunch to the River: Speaker series

CHICAGO RIVER SPEAKER SERIES 2015
Presented by Friends of the Chicago River in partnership with the City of Chicago

Expert speakers from Openlands, Shedd Aquarium, Department of Water Management, and Friends will cover topics on wildlife habitat along the Chicago River, invasive species, Chicago’s bridges, and the economy of the river.  This will change the way you view the Chicago River and how you experience it. Come find out.

Lectures take place Mondays, 12:15 -12:45 p.m., in front of Friends’ Bridgehouse Museum, 376 N. Michigan Ave.   

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Little Calumet Paddle

Join us as we canoe the peaceful, meandering Little Calumet River along a stretch that seldom sees paddlers. 

Click for more information or register here

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Day

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Kickapoo Volunteer Day

Monthly Kickapoo volunteer day at 14498 S. Halsted, Riverdale.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Kickapoo Forest Preserve. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at  Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

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LaBagh Woods/Irene Hernandez Volunteer Day

Monthly LaBagh/Hernandez volunteer day at 4498 W. Foster Ave, Chicago.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at LaBagh Forest Preserve. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at  Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Take Your Lunch to the River: Speaker series

CHICAGO RIVER SPEAKER SERIES 2015
Presented by Friends of the Chicago River in partnership with the City of Chicago

Expert speakers from Openlands, Shedd Aquarium, Department of Water Management, and Friends will cover topics on wildlife habitat along the Chicago River, invasive species, Chicago’s bridges, and the economy of the river.  This will change the way you view the Chicago River and how you experience it. Come find out.

Lectures take place Mondays, 12:15 -12:45 p.m., in front of Friends’ Bridgehouse Museum, 376 N. Michigan Ave.   

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Friends' Lathrop Homes Nature Trail Workday

Friends will be hosting a workday at Lathrop Home Nature Trail.  Check out this MAP to see where we will be meeting.  

Join us as we restore this forgotten riverside nature trail.  Learn new restoration skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors!

Please RSVP here!

If you have any questions, contact Sean Moloney at smoloney@chicagoriver.org or (312) 939-0490, ext. 18. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Day

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Day

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Day

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Day

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Kickapoo Volunteer Day

Monthly Kickapoo volunteer day at 14498 S. Halsted, Riverdale.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Kickapoo Forest Preserve. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at  Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

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Friends' Ping Tom Memorial Park Workday

Friends will be hosting a workday at Ping Tom Memorial Park.  Check out this MAP to see where we will be meeting.  

Join us as we cleanup this unique riverside park.  Learn about restoration, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors!

Please RSVP here!

If you have any questions, contact Sean Moloney at smoloney@chicagoriver.org or (312) 939-0490, ext. 18. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Day

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Go to fpdcc.com/cv to sign up.

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Friends' Skokie Lagoons Workday

Friends will be hosting a workday at the gorgeous Skokie Lagoons.  Check out this MAP to see where we will be meeting.  

Join us as we cleanup this unique riverside park.  Learn about restoration, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors!  We also may have the opportunity to cleanup from canoes!  More information coming soon!

Please RSVP here!

If you have any questions, contact Sean Moloney at smoloney@chicagoriver.org or (312) 939-0490, ext. 18. 

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Moonlight Lagoons Paddle

Join us in an exclusive after-hours paddle through the Skokie Lagoons. Keep your eyes and ears open as the nocturnal world comes awake!

Click for more info or register here

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