Honors and Awards

Friends of the Chicago River is honored to have been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally with a total of 45 awards for our action and advocacy.

We continue to strive to be creative, strategic, and visionary in all of our work. Most recently we were thrilled to be the recipient of a John Muir Award for restoration in 2020, a finalist in the Thiess International Riverprize in 2019 and 2020, and a Chicago Wilderness Force of Nature Award in 2021. Friends is the only winner of two Force of Nature Awards since its inception in 2017.

Please view a complete list of honors and awards recognizing Friends' achievements.