Wildlife Framework Plan Underway

Friends of the Chicago River and our urban wildlife partners are leading a multi-year process to significantly enhance the ecological function of the Chicago River system as a habitat zone for endangered native species. Learn more here.

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Volunteer for Restoration

Friends is working with restoration volunteers at McClaughrey Springs Woods as part of an Illinois Clean Energy Community Stewardship grant. We invite you to join in at an upcoming restoration day. Learn more here.

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A Boost for Bubbly Creek

Recent passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by the U.S. House of Representatives is a boost for Bubbly Creek. The legislation now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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Mussels in Mill Creek

The first survey of mussels conducted since Friends of the Chicago River and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reconnected southwest suburban Mill Creek to the Cal-Sag Channel last year has produced positive results: two species of mussels were found.

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Adopt an Osprey

Help Friends of the Chicago River continue our important wildlife habitat work by symbolically adopting an osprey, one of the many wildlife species that Friends has been working to assist in and along the Chicago River system.

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