North Branch Restoration Project Workdays

The Chicago metropolitan area containes some of Illinois’ largest and best remnants of our native eco-systems. These remaining natural lands are precious and irreplaceable, but they need our help to survive and prosper. Every weekend, in all kinds of weather, volunteers gather at scheduled sites to work, restoring health to the preserves by cutting brush, pulling weeds, gathering and sowing seeds. 

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Big Fish Ball

2018 Big Fish Ball-Please Join Us!

Walk on the wildside of the Chicago River at the 13th annual Big Fish Ball gala on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Nearly 500 of Chicago’s top influencers, decision-makers and the Friends' most generous donors come together for a special evening of cocktails, visits with river wildlife, and an exceptional dinner, great entertainment, raffles, live and silent auctions. 

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Tributary Committee Meet & Greet

First Tributary Committee Meeting

Join us on June 14, 2018, from 5 to 8pm at Friends’ McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, located on the Riverwalk at the Southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. 


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