Friends of the Chicago River is honored to have received a 2017 Chicago Wilderness Force of Nature Award for our turtle restoration project.
Over the past three years Friends has cleared 78 acres along the river system so turtles could find new places to nest. Some of these sites had documented nesting the following year. The speed of the turtles’ response is highly unusual in wildlife restoration work. The award recognizes those who “extend above and beyond the ordinary and are inspirational examples for others.”
The award was accepted by Craig Coit, a Friends’ board member and past president.Continue Reading »