Earth Day at 50

The Chicago River has been transformed from the days that is was considered part of our infrastructure and served as a sewage and shipping canal.

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Turn Out the Lights!

While so many of us are hunkered down waiting out the corona virus, we have an extraordinary opportunity to do something to help the world together: turn out the lights.

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Get Out and Count Some Birds

There are many river reaches within the city limits including the Chicago River, the North Shore Channel, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, and the Calumet, Little Calumet and Rivers which provide critical habitat for birds of all kinds.

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River Dyed Anyway

Friends was dismayed to learn that someone dyed the Upper North Branch a candy-colored green on Chicago’s northwest side on March 14.

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Be a Part of Our Award Winning Team

Friends of the Chicago River is hiring and we are looking for a communications director, planning specialist, and director of community and strategic initiatives to broaden our outreach and our impact. Join our award-winning team.

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