Overflow Action Month: 30 Days of Action

Today U.S. Senator Dick Durbin; U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky; Mariyana Spyropoulos, President, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; and Mike Borgstrom, President, Wendella joined Friends in announcing that April is Overflow Action Month to engage people across the watershed in 30 days of action and awareness that will conserve and protect clean, fresh water--which is one of our most valuable assets--and reduce the chance that sewage and stormwater pollution will reach the river.

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All About Riffles

Babbling brooks don't just sound good, they are good and a sign of life because the babble is often really the sound of water flowing quickly over rocks which bounces it around and adds oxygen. Known as a riffle these reaches, which can be as little as an inch deep, also provide protection from predators, food depostion, and shelter.

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Sold-Out Chicago River Summit Explores Possibilities of Urban Swimming

On March 9, 2017, Friends invited water quality experts, policy advocates, and urban swimming champions from around the country to discuss swimming in our river system. The sold-out Chicago River Summit, entitled "Swimming the Distance: How Do We Get from Here to There," encouraged attendees to understand how we can make swimming a reality.

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