River Plantings - Paddle and Plants

Tags: Canoe Program, Volunteer workday, and Volunteers

*This event is at capacity and no longer accepting registrations*

Join Paddle and Plants with the Shedd Aquarium and Friends of the Chicago River to help add quaility habitat to our waterways. To register, email ActionDays@sheddaquarium.org.

From Dammrich Rowing Center in Skokie, locally grown lizard’s tail and water willow are planted to increase instream habitat for fish species. As the colonies of plants grow, they also help in the reduction of bank erosion and improve aesthetics of the waterways.

This is a unique opportunity to wear waders, head out in canoes, park along the banks of the waterway, and install these plants.

All of the necessary equipment, including canoes, paddles, personal flotation devices, waders, and planting supplies, will be provided.

There is no charge.