Tributary Committee

We are a group of energized emerging leaders committed to helping make the Chicago River one of the greatest rivers in the world. Follow us on Facebook.

A Message from Friends of the Chicago River Tributary Committee:

Our events are currently on hiatus due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. If you are interested in getting involved, please complete the interest form and a member of the Committee will contact you.

Complete the online statement of interest here or send an email to

If you have any questions, please contact Friends at (312) 939-0490, ext. 10, or at

Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the Covid-19 virus.

Tributary Committee

Past Events

Thursday, August 29, 2019- Birthday Splash at Metropolitan Brewing - raised more than $3,000 towards Friends' mission.

Thursday, February 28, 2018 - Bottoms Up at Rock Bottom Brewery - our first fundraiser which raised more than $5,000 towards Friends' mission.

Wednesday, April 10, 2018 - Game-night takeover at Half Acre to sample Lucky Catfish Lager, a limited-edition beer brewed in honor of the Chicago River system and Friends in collaboration with REI Co-Op and Half Acre Beer.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - Trivia night at Theory (9 W. Hubbard) in River North

Saturday, November 17, 2018– Inspire 2018 Auxiliary Board Summit hosted by All A-Board Alliance

Tributary Committee members:

  • Join at the Black-Crowned Night Heron Level ($156 total/$13 per monthly option/$1 for each mile of the river)—join here
  • Commit to one volunteer event a year
  • Assist with one fundraising event per year
  • Attend Tributary Committee meet and greets
  • Use your leadership skills on a variety of sub-committees
  • Have access to opportunities to learn about ecology, history, and planning of the Chicago River system 

Complete the online statement of interest here or send an email to