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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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10th Annual Big Fish Ball

The Big Fish Ball is Friends' annual fundraiser, where 500 civic, philanthropic, business, and community leaders and river enthusiasts celebrate the Chicago River at this river-centric event on the Merchandise Mart's Riverside Drive.

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Centennial Volunteers: Whistler Woods

Join us for the monthly Whistler Woods workday. We will continue restoring the area by cutting and burning brush that block accesss to the Little Calumet River and threatens Whistler's ancient oaks.

Click here to sign up!

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Centennial Volunteers: LaBagh Woods/Irene Hernandez

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at LaBagh/Hernandez 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.

Click here to sign up!

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Take Your Lunch to the River

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

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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Centennial Volunteers: LaBagh Woods/Irene Hernandez

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at LaBagh/Hernandez 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!

Click here to sign up!

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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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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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Centennial Volunteer: Blue Star Memorial Woods

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system.

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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.

View Event »
Bustling_bridgehouse_websized

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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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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Little Calumet Paddle

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

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Skokie Lagoons Evening 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!

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