Chicago's Rivers: A Vital Part of our Past, Present & Future

Tags: Attend, CREW opportunities, and River education

Learn about the history of the Chicago-Calumet river system, and what is happening to preserve and protect this vital network.

Evanston Library

1703 Orrington Avenue,
Evanston, IL, 60201

Thursday, November 16

6:15-7:30 p.m.

Register HERE

Have you ever wondered about the history of the rivers that crisscross our area? Do you want to know more about their ecology and what is being done to enhance water and environmental quality? Maybe you'd like to hear some good news about the environment for a change. If so, join Friends of the Chicago River at the Evanston Library for a free presentation about the past, present, and future of the river system that is so important to our urban area.   

Annette Anderson, Friends of the Chicago River’s Program Manager for volunteers, events and the canoe program, will share how the Chicago-Calumet River system is and has been vital to both Evanston and the City of Chicago. She'll provide information on what the Friends of the Chicago River and other local organizations are doing to protect, enhance and improve the river and its environs and offer ways you can help improve and protect the city’s iconic waterways for future generations.

Our speaker, Annette Anderson, graduated with a degree in History from the University of South Florida and is currently studying for a masters in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin. Her experience in community organizing, event management and paddling enables Friends to provide meaningful experiences with a lasting impact.

The presentation will run about 45 minutes followed by a Question & Answer session. Registration is NOT required but helps us plan.