Beaubien Woods is located along the Calumet River on the south border of Chicago. At the time of settlement it was best described as a mosaic of sand prairie, marsh, and savanna. The main work area consists of remnant marsh and former prairie. The marsh has been invaded by wetland plants that need to be reduced or removed to improve the natural plant communities there. The former prairie has had anthropogenic disturbance and activities there will revolve around removal of non-native brush.View Event »
Metropolitan Brewing has been open for about a month now, but on November 4th, the opening is slated to be Grand! This party is the official housewarming party, but it will also kick off their long-term commitment as an active and fun AF member of the Avondale community.
Metro beers will be on tap, naturally. But a few Metro family peeps are also chipping in to celebrate our new belly-up...
Off Color Brewing Wari
Alarmist Brewing & Taproom Lupulinophobia
Dovetail Brewery "whatever's freshest that week"
Lo Rez Brewing TBD, but we're guessing something saison-ey
Logan Arcade providing pinball and arcade games
Metropolis Coffee Company TBD, but they always bring something to give you the tingles
Metro says, "All guest beers and at least a keg of Metro beer are *donation only* to raise money for our newest BFFs, Friends of the Chicago River, so please bring cash. When you look out the tap room windows, you'll understand".
- Brewery Tours
- Food? Very likely. We're working on that.
Saturday November 4th, 12p - 12a
No cover. Just come in.
Friends is happy to support the work of our friends at Canal Shores Golf Course who have the second Saturday of each month set aside to do habitat work.
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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.View Event »
Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.View Event »
We're going to sneak in one more work day before old man winter gets his hold on the park.View Event »
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.View Event »
The 156-mile Chicago River is many things...
A habitat for birds, fish, turtles, beavers, and muskrats...
A living classroom for students, families, and people of all ages...
An outdoor adventure for hikers, bikers, and kayakers...and YOU!
Please say YES to a Clean, Healthy, Beautiful Chicago River with a
Gift for Friends of the Chicago River and #LosetheLitter on #GivingTuesday
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