Bat Colonies Making Headlines

This week The Forest Way, the on-line newsletter for the Forest Preserves of Cook County, ran a story about Friends' bat colony project. Friends has been working with Forest Preserve staff on habitat initiatives that help native species reproduce more effectively.

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Great Rivers Coming to Life "Outside the Loop"

Check out this great river piece on Mike Stephen's Outside the Loop with Friends' executive director, Margaret Frisbie (the segment starts at minute 9:43).  Mike's piece captures the magic of the river and opportunity presented through Great Rivers Chicago where individuals from across the city and the region are invited to imagine a vision for Chicago's Rivers.

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Big Fish Ball Coming to the Mart

The banner's up for Friends' 10th Annual Big Fish Ball coming to the Merchandise Mart on Thursday, June 4. The festive event features river animals, delicious food, and festive cocktails complete with a river view. For tickets to the gala or the boat cruise after-party contact Archita Singh at (312) 939-0490, ext 10.

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