Sold-Out Chicago River Summit Explores Possibilities of Urban Swimming

On March 9, 2017, Friends invited water quality experts, policy advocates, and urban swimming champions from around the country to discuss swimming in our river system. The sold-out Chicago River Summit, entitled "Swimming the Distance: How Do We Get from Here to There," encouraged attendees to understand how we can make swimming a reality.

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Collaborative Resolution with MWRD Addresses Phosphorus Pollution in Chicago Area Waterways

The Chicago River system is much cleaner due to investment in clean water infrastructure and the Clean Water Act.  However, an overload of phosphorus and other nutrients from wastewater plants continues to pollute these waters. Today, Friends of the Chicago River and other partners reached a milestone collaborative resolution with the MWRD regarding phosphorus discharge from its water reclamation plants. 

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