Friends, City, and MPC Recognized

Our Great Rivers” is vision document for the reaches of the Chicago, Calumet, and Des Plaines rivers the flow through Chicago.  Friends helped develop the vision whichincludes many of Friends' strategic objectives for clean water, dam removal, habitat and more. "Great Rivers brings people to the water's edge, said Margaret Frisbie, Friends' exeuctive director, "and we make it clean healthy, wild, and accessible when they get there."

Other Friends of Downtown award recipients included:

Mary Ward Wolkonsky Lifetime Achievement Award - Philip Enquist
Best Plan - Our Great Rivers
Best Revival - Union Station 
Best Adaptive Reuse - London House
Best Continued Use - Lurie Garden
Best Public Improvement - Washington "L" Station
Coolest Thing - Urban Rivers