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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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Forest Glen Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

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. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.

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Whistler Woods - Centennial Volunteers

Whistler Woods contains oaks up to 300 years old, but invasive brush prevents their acorns from sprouting. Come join a volunteer crew that will cut back the invasives and improve the habitat at this preserve. 

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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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Kickapoo Woods - Centennial Volunteers

From milkweed to goldenrod, Kickapoo's native prairie plants need your help. Join an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River. Learn to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river systems. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.

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Blue Star Memorial Woods Volunteer Workday

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.

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