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 »
New areas of the Riverwalk open to the public today, giving downtown guests a first look at the Jetty, Water Plaza, and Riverbank. Friends' executive director Margaret Frisbie talks with ABC7.Continue Reading »
The Chicago Riverwalk is more than just a great lunch spot with a spectacular view...it's also a terrific way to connect with nature and local history. Get inspired with this video.Continue Reading »
Friends’ nest installation project and other restoration efforts are helping birds find reproductive habitat where there used to be none. Take a look at this recent article on DNAinfo that highlights how important the river is to ospreys and countless other bird species.Continue Reading »
Our efforts to tag and track turtles at restoration sites along the North Branch and in the Calumet have really paid off. Read more about this exciting development here.Continue Reading »
What's this little critter? Friends' staff who were present aren't convinced that the medium sized brown animal swimming at Goose Island was a muskrat, but we do know that river otters are making a comeback.
According to wildlife biologists from the Forest Preserves of Cook County, they have been seen downtown and in several forest preserves along the Chicago, Calumet, and Des Plaines rivers.Continue Reading »