Banding Osprey for Science

Friends' Executive Director Margaret Frisbie and Conservation Program Manager Maggie Jones joined the wildlife team from the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) to band a new generation of osprey at three Forest Preserve locations this week and intend to go back to the nest at Beaubien Woods Boat Launch soon to band those on a Friends' installed nest.

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Celebrate Margaret Frisbie's 20th Year at Friends

Truly passionate about the river system and the role that it can play in improving public health, assisting wildlife, and combatting the climate crisis, Friends' Executive Director Margaret Frisbie has devoted herself to the Chicago River system which is reflected in the 20 distinguished awards that Friends has received during her tenure.

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2020 Chicago River Blue Awards Announced

Friends of the Chicago River has named the winners of the 2020 Chicago River Blue Awards recognizing river-sensitive projects for exceptional contributions to continuing the improvement of the waterway. The Center of Neighborhood Technology’s RainReady Program wins top award. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the awards.

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Restore Chicago's Tree Canopy

Friends of the Chicago River supports efforts to bring together city officials, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to map out a comprehensive strategy to restore Chicago's tree canopy, a proposal put forth by our long-time partner, Openlands.

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Summer Challenge in Action

More than a dozen members of Friends' Tributary Committee fanned out across three Chicago parks June 13 to collect hundreds of pounds of trash strewn along the river's edge

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30 Mile Trek For Bass a Triumph

A largemouth bass, tagged by aquatic biologists in the Chicago River near Goose in October 2019, traveled 30 miles upstream in the North Branch of the
Chicago River and reached the Skokie River.

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