Join us for hands on restoration workdays and help to physically improve the health of the Chicago River. Workdays are led by Friends’ staff and interns and may include activities such as removing non-native plants, collecting native seeds, monitoring projects, and more.
Centennial Volunteers is our most recent restoration project. This partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Friends of the Forest Preserves, The Field Museum, and the Chicago Ornithological Society provides numerous restoration opprotunities at a nine special sites throughout the Chicago River system. It is great way to gain some training in restoration practices and become a part of a community of like-minded individuals who are not afraid to get dirty, get some exercise and have fun outside. All you have to do is show up!