History Tour of Bubbly Creek

Tags: River education and Attend

Aug. 21, 10am-11:30am
History tour of Bubbly Creek
40 people max, Registration required
Program is designed for 12 years of age and older
Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Registration link

As part of our Inside, Out & About initiative, please join Friends’ staff on a short hike of Canal Origins Park and a discussion of Bubbly Creek. We will talk about the history of the site from Native Americans to today. A discussion of water quality at the site over the last 200 years will be a focus. Questions are encouraged.

Bubbly Creek is a 1.25-mile channel that begins near 38th Street and flows north, alongside the Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport, to the South Branch. In her in-depth book, The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History, Chicago author Libby Hill describes Bubbly Creek as “the last vestige of the basin of marshes and sloughs that were once tributary to the South Branch of the Chicago River.”

Bubbly Creek was recently featured in Friends’ Inside Out and About podcast. Join us in person as we explore this site that is important to the ecological, transportation, industrial, and environmental justice stories of Chicago.