Stormwater Experts Go Green

Learn more about groundbreaking research and approaches to managing stormwater using nature-based solutions on Friends’ YouTube Channel where the presentations of the featured speakers at our 2020 Chicago River Summit are posted.

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This Winter, Get Out Birding

From the barred owl to the tufted titmouse, the Chicago River system is home to numerous birds to spot during the winter months. Birders in the Chicago River system can also help collect important data about bird species in the watershed using apps and other reporting tools.

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Resolutions for the River

There are at least three resolutions we could all make in 2021 that would have a direct, positive effect on the Chicago River system: pick up the litter, conserve individual water use, and reduce consumption of single-use plastics.

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Bubbly Creek Restoration Work Funded

The South Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River, known as Bubbly Creek, gained a major victory with the final adoption of the omnibus spending act in Washington in December, 2020 It includes $11.6 million for restoration work to address the impacts of combined sewer overflows, sediments, and the loss of aquatic habitat on this vital reach of the Chicago River.

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