The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is much more than a historical landmark...it's also a unique space for pop-up shops like Give A Shirt, which recently raised $7,000 to benefit StreetWise vendors.Continue Reading »
This week the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and Sloan Valve Company launched a new pilot program that could save 585,000 gallons of water annually, through new hybrid urinals installed at MWRD's headquarters. Mariyana Spyropoulos, MWRD president, challenged local governments to match the MWRD and install hybrid urinals of their own to further conserve water and reduce inputs to TARP and, ultimately, the river.
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Next year, Chicago will get its chance to shine when the city hosts a global mayors’ forum on urban waterfront redevelopment.Continue Reading »
Do you know where the Chicago River starts and ends? The answers just might surprise you!Continue Reading »
Our native seeding and habitat restoration efforts are making a difference. This recent feature in the Chicago Tribune explains how.Continue Reading »
The days may be shorter now, but fall is a fine time to explore the newly renovated Riverwalk. Check out this video of Opening Day festivities and head on over.Continue Reading »
This year has seen incredible contributions to the river system, and we recently had the honor of naming our 2016 River Commitment Award winners.
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On Thursday, November 3 Friends of the Chicago River, the only organization solely dedicated to improving and protecting the Chicago River, released a statement suggesting that there were many ways to celebrate the Cubs’ victory but they would not like to see dyeing the river among them.Continue Reading »
Yesterday, this river-edge forest preserve site gained its 1,000th shrub, giving us plenty to celebrate.Continue Reading »