World Migratory Bird Day Paddle – North Branch - SOLD OUT

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 more

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World Migratory Bird Day Paddle – Calumet - SOLD OUT

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.

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Canoe and Clean - Dammrich - SOLD OUT

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!

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Halloween Paddle

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!

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