In the News: Improved Health of the Chicago River System

On Good Day Chicago July 17, Margaret Frisbie discussed the improved health of the Chicago River system and stressed the importance of keeping the river clean during the pandemic by properly disposing of face coverings and gloves, not turning them into litter that ultimately ends up in the river system.

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Summer Challenge Fun

Two neighbors find ways to make picking up trash fun. Who can pick up the most? Who can find the oddest piece of trash? It's become their thing as part of the Chicago River Day Summer Challenge, and they are just getting started.

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Block General Iron's Move

Friends of the Chicago River joined numerous environmental and community groups in objecting to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's approval of state permits to allow General Iron to move its North Side shredder operations to the bank of the Calumet River.

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Banding Osprey for Science

Friends' Executive Director Margaret Frisbie and Conservation Program Manager Maggie Jones joined the wildlife team from the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) to band a new generation of osprey at three Forest Preserve locations this week and intend to go back to the nest at Beaubien Woods Boat Launch soon to band those on a Friends' installed nest.

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Celebrate Margaret Frisbie's 20th Year at Friends

Truly passionate about the river system and the role that it can play in improving public health, assisting wildlife, and combatting the climate crisis, Friends' Executive Director Margaret Frisbie has devoted herself to the Chicago River system which is reflected in the 20 distinguished awards that Friends has received during her tenure.

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Restore Chicago's Tree Canopy

Friends of the Chicago River supports efforts to bring together city officials, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to map out a comprehensive strategy to restore Chicago's tree canopy, a proposal put forth by our long-time partner, Openlands.

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