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Gully Fixing Workshop, Day 2

​Come out and learn why and how we repair gullies during this hands-on workshop. We are partnering with The Forest Preserves of Cook County to provide this two-day workshop and onsite gully fixing workday. This is a great opportunity for volunteers of Friends, the FPCC, and our other CV partners like Friends of the Forest Preserves and the Chicago Ornithological Society so please share the word.

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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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Friends' Summer Speaker Series on the Riverwalk with Forum Studio

Spend your Monday lunches on the Chicago Riverwalk and gain perspective on river related topics.  We invite you to join us every Monday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. to hear an expert tell you a little bit about the river, wildlife, or architecture along the river.  It is free and open to the public.  Join us on the museum's outdoor plaza on the Riverwalk. 

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Bite Back at the Bridgehouse Museum: Asian Carp on the Menu

Don't let Asian carp take a bite out of the Chicago River or the Great Lakes- bite back! 

Friends and our partners spent the last six months urging Congress to require the Trump administration to release the Brandon Road study that outlines how to prevent Asian carp from passing upstream into the Chicago River system and the Great Lakes. Finally on August 7, the draft was released. It's time for a celebratory bite of Asian carp.
 

 

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River Oaks Volunteer Workday

This 10-acre woodland along the Little Calumet River is home to osprey, beavers, wetlands and ancient oaks. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. No experience necessary. 

 

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Forest Glen Woods Volunteer Workday

Forest Glen is part of the Lower North Branch Preserves.  This unique woodland, savanna, and floodplain ecosystem needs help from our volunteer community to remove invasive plants, collect and distribute native seeds, and reduce erosion.

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Friends' Summer Speaker Series on the Riverwalk: Riverworks Art in the River

Today is your last chance to spend your Monday lunch hour with us on the Chicago Riverwalk and gain perspective on river related topics.  We invite you to join us every Monday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. to hear an expert tell you a little bit about the river, wildlife, or architecture along the river.  It is free and open to the public.  Join us on the museum's outdoor plaza on the Riverwalk. 

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North Branch Wilderness Paddle

Our most adventurous canoe trip of the season provides paddlers with a chance to glimpse local wildlife, including herons, turtles, mink and deer. We'll paddle six river miles from Winnetka to Morton Grove along the North Branch of the Chicago River, passing through quiet, forested landscapes as the narrow river meanders back and forth. 

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Moonlight Lagoons Paddle

Join us in an exclusive after-hours moonlit paddle through the Skokie Lagoons. Keep your eyes and ears open as the nocturnal world comes awake! Night paddling is not normally permitted in the Forest Preserves, so this is a special opportunity to experience the lagoons from a rare perspective. 

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