Tributary Committee

Improving and Protecting the Chicago River for Our Generation

August Events

Thursday, August 29 - Tributary Committee's Birthday Splash

Tickets on sale here - Buy now limited tickets available

Adults: $35

Children: $10 (ages 6 and up, children under 5 are free)

2019 Past Events


Thursday, February 28 - Bottoms Up at Rock Bottom Brewery - our first fundraiser which raised more than $5,000 towards Friends' mission

Wednesday, April 10 - Game-night takeover at Half Acre to sample Lucky Catfish Lager, a limited-edition beer brewed in honor of the Chicago River system and Friends in collaboration with REI Co-Op and Half Acre Beer.

2018 Past Events

Tuesday, November 13 - Trivia night at Theory (9 W. Hubbard) in River North

Saturday, November 17 – Inspire 2018 Auxiliary Board Summit hosted by All A-Board Alliance 

about the tributary committee

We are a group of energized emerging leaders committed to helping make the Chicago River one of the greatest rivers in the world!  

 All Tributary Committee members will:

  • Join at the Black-Crowned Night Heron Level ($156 total/$13 per monthly option/$1 for each mile of the river)—join here
  • Commit to raise $500 each year in cash or in-kind donations (includes membership)
  • Commit to one volunteer event a year
  • Assist with two fundraising events each year
  • Attend quarterly Tributary Committee meetings
  • Have the opportunity to join a variety of sub-committees
  • Have access to networking events with other Tributary Committee members and Friends’ Board of Directors
  • Have access to opportunities to learn about ecology, history, and planning of the Chicago River system 

Complete the online statement of interest here or send an email to

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