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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.

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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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Amphibians and Global Climate Change

The Calumet region is home to stunning amphibians like the leopard frog and tiger salamander. Biology professor Joseph Milanovich explains what we stand to lose as weather patterns shift.

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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 cutting and burning brush. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out as we continue to remove invasive buckthorn from this woodland community. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors.

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A Morning at the River: Chemistry

This is a fun introduction to water chemistry at the river. Learn about resources to test water quality with your students, or just for your own sake. We’ll provide all the chemistry kits and equipment.

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Centennial Volunteers: LaBagh Woods/Irene Hernandez

Celebrate Earth Day! Join us for this ongoing restoration project at LaBagh/Hernandez Forest Preserve. We will be cutting and burning brush. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out as we continue to remove invasive buckthorn from this woodland community. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors.

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Reading the Calumet Landscape

Ever wonder about how a backyard gully or hill or wet area was formed? In this program, naturalist John Elliott surveys clues to our history still to be found on our greatly altered modern landscape.

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23rd Annual Chicago River Day

Mark your calendars for Friends’ 23rd annual Chicago River Day on May 9th 2015.  From litter pickup to restoration to habitat creation, Chicago River Day is about helping the river in more ways than one! 

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A Morning at the River: Biology

Come out and hunt for macroinvertebrates, bugs that live in the river. We have all the equipment you’ll need, from boots to nets. We’ll have fun as we learn how to assess the water’s quality.

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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 cutting and burning brush. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out as we continue to remove invasive buckthorn from this woodland community. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors.

Click here to sign up!

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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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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.

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