Moonlight Lagoons Paddle

Join us in an exclusive after-hours moonlit paddle through the Skokie Lagoons. Keep your eyes and ears open as the nocturnal world comes awake! Night paddling is not normally permitted in the Forest Preserves, so this is a special opportunity to experience the lagoons from a rare perspective. 

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Chicago Fishes

200 people will grab their fishing poles to take part in the first #ChicagoFishes event!  Bring your poles to the Riverwalk, October 13. There is no charge to attend, and a limited number of poles and free bait will be provided. Register now.

Don't miss this attempt at the biggest fishing outing in Chicago history!

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Friends' Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event

The board of directors and staff of Friends of the Chicago River cordially invite all our active members and volunteers to join us for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
RSVP Required

Details and location disclosed at time of RSVP, for contributors and volunteers only. Contact Joanne So Young Dill or call (312) 939-0490, ext. 23. 

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River Oaks - Centennial Volunteers Stewardship Workdays

Centennial volunteers are reclaiming a stretch of wild riverbank in suburban South Holland. This 10-acre woodland along the Little Calumet River is home to osprey, beavers, wetlands and ancient oaks. Volunteers will learn about our forest preserves, enjoy natural areas close to home and make a tangible difference to our environment. Volunteers will be trained by experts in restoration and resource management.

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Clayton Smith Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

Join the North Branch Restoration Project with the Centennial Volunteers to restore this oak woodland to its former beauty!  This 76-acre site is new to restoration and will depend on the community of volunteers to remove invasive species, spread native seed, and much more.  Large pin oaks are a unique feature of this preserve, which is also home to some beautiful spring ephemerals.

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