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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 issues.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Friends' Summer Speaker Series on the Riverwalk: Floating Gardens

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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"Tuesdays in the Tower" After Hours Event

Friends of the Chicago River announces the first “Tuesdays in the Tower” after-hours event at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on August 8th. Tying in with the Chicago Riverwalk’s 2nd Tuesdays, this is a unique chance to explore the Bridgehouse Museum after hours with music, drink, and prizes. Flapunco, a new Chicago band comprised of actress, singer-songwriter Lisa Zane and Spanish guitarist Rafael Vivanco perform on the museum plaza while guests explore the museum’s 5 floors and gear room.

 

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Clayton Smith Woods Volunteer Workday

Join the North Branch Restoration Project with the Centennial Volunteers to restore this oak woodland to its former beauty!  This 76-acre site will depend on the community of volunteers to remove invasive species, spread native seed, and much more.  Large pin oaks are a unique feature of this preserve, which is also home to some beautiful spring ephemerals.

Register here!

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Friends' Summer Speaker Series on the Riverwalk: 1812 Chicago: A Scalping, a Murder, and a Massacre

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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Gully Fixing Workshop, Day 1

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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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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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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