Help out at Chicago River Student Congress

We need CREW members to assist with setup, activities during the event, and cleanup afterwards at Friend s' 17th annual Chicago River Student Congress. Student Congress is a chance for students to share with others the many ways in which they are working to improve the health of the river. 

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Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation

Celebrate with Friends!

The Officers and Board of Directors of Friends of the Chicago River invites active volunteers and members to join us at the for an evening of fun celebrating our 35th anniversary and all of you who have joined us in our commitment to making the Chicago River one of the world's greatest metropolitan rivers. 

 

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Bridgehouse Museum Season Opening

Join Friends as we kick off our McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum's ninth season on May 10. Come discover the river's wonders inside the landmark five-story bridge tower  and try to catch the scheduled Bridge Lift at approximately 11 a.m.. Opening Day admission will be free in honor of Chicago River Day. 

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Chicago River Day

On Chicago River Day thousands of volunteers gather for a day of hands-on environmental work throughout the Chicago River Watershed working side-by-side to collect garbage and sort for recycling, remove invasive vegetation, spruce up river-edge trails, plant native seedlings, and much more. Click here to learn more.

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Bridge Lift at Friends' Bridgehouse Museum

Witnessing a bridge opening from inside Friends' McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is quite a treat! Watch the massive gears turn as they lift the bridge, and get a bridge tender's eye view from the top floor of the bridge tower.

The Saturday, May 10 Bridge Lift is FREE in honor of Chicago River Day! 

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Bridge Lift

Witnessing a bridge opening from inside Friends' McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is quite a treat! Watch the massive gears turn as they lift the bridge, and get a bridge tender's eye view from the top floor of the bridge tower.

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Bridge Lift

Witnessing a bridge opening from inside Friends' McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is quite a treat! Watch the massive gears turn as they lift the bridge, and get a bridge tender's eye view from the top floor of the bridge tower.

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