Wildlife Monitor Training

Become a Wildlife Monitor

Friends of the Chicago River has restored habitat for three river-dependent species: Osprey, Bats, and Turtles; and we need your help to monitor them. These trainings will provide all of the necessary information and expectations for interested volunteers to monitor these animals and their habitats. The best part is that no experience is needed. Groups and families are encouraged. Children under 18 must monitor with an adult.

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Wildlife Monitor Training

Become a Wildlife Monitor

Friends of the Chicago River has restored habitat for three river-dependent species: Osprey, Bats, and Turtles; and we need your help to monitor them. These trainings will provide all of the necessary information and expectations for interested volunteers to monitor these animals and their habitats. The best part is that no experience is needed. Groups and families are encouraged. Children under 18 must monitor with an adult.

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Birding from Boats - SOLD OUT

Chicago Ornithological Society and Friends of the Chicago River has teamed up to offer a new way to experience the magic of migration like never before! 

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Big Fish Ball

Big Fish Ball 2022-Please Join Us!

Walk on the wildside of the Chicago River at the Big Fish Ball gala on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 beginning at 5:30 p.m. as we bring the community together to celebrate the Chicago and Calumet Rivers at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel.

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