Join us for a conversation about riverfront issues and opportunities. The Rivers Task Force is hosting a special event to connect with river advocates about local issues and opportunities in the Bridgeport, McKinley Park, and Pilsen neighborhoods.View Event »
Chicago Ornithological Society and Friends of the Chicago River team up to offer a new way to experience the magic of migration like never before! Join the President of COS and FOCR's expert canoe guides for birding by boats down the Chicago River in search of migrant warblers, waterfowl, swallows, and much moreView Event »
In honor of World Migratory Bird Day, Friends of the Chicago River is seeking out migrating birds on the Little Calumet River. We invite you to enjoy some birding by boats down the Little Calumet River to seek out migrant warblers, waterfowl, swallows, and much more.View Event »
How to teach about river chemistry, aquatic invasive species, and assessing water quality.
Learn more about connections between our native (and non-native) aquatic organisms, water chemistry and water quality; and how to get your students more involved in the river. Space is limited for this free workshop. RSVP to Mark Hauser at email@example.com by 10/7/2022.
Join us Ocotober 13 as we travel down the Chicago River this fall at the 9th Annual Bridgehouse Museum Cruise.View Event »
Celebrate the haunted season in elegant fashion at the historic Bridgehouse Museum.View Event »
Friends of the Chicago River is committed to eliminating litter from our beloved waterways, but we need your help. Join us for our final Canoe and Clean of the season to remove litter directly from the river and its banks. We’ll provide boats, bags, gloves, and grabbers; you provide the can-do spirit!View Event »
The Halloween Paddle is a fun and maybe a little spooky river paddle… never know what kind of monsters might appear. Guests are encouraged (not required) to wear costumes, bonus points for river, water, animal themed costumes!View Event »