Chicago River Day

Photos capture the day.  We had over 60 sites and 2,500 volunteers that joined us on May 14.

Chicago River Day 2016

Chicago River Day, our flagship river clean-up event, was a resounding success thanks to over 2,500 volunteer who came out on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Friends' annual metro-wide volunteer day spans the river’s 156-mile system. Volunteers worked along the river banks and removed tons of litter and sorted out recyclables, but they also supported construction of river trails, removed invasive vegetation, and planted native plants. With over 60 locations to choose from, we were excited to see so much action along the river this spring for Chicago River Day!

Stay tuned for next year's year Chicago River Day- Saturday, May 13, 2107.  We are planning big for our 25th annual Chicago River Day.

Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors

Thanks to all our amazing sponsors that supported this extensive volunteer event. We could not do it without their belief in the river and financial support of the event.

Presented by

Lead Sponsors

Marsh Sponsors

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
Cynthia Weglarz Rountree Fund
MWH Global

Tributary Sponsors

Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Sims Metal
Veritatis Advisors

Royal Bank of Canada and their families at LaBagh Woods