Chicago River Day 2019 - Ping Tom Memorial Park

CityBlue Island
CountyCook (IL1679)
Date05/11/2019
Hours09:00
CategoriaEvents
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Blue Island
Cook (IL1679)
Tel 2019-05-11
Categoria Events
Chicago River Day 2019 - Ping Tom Memorial Park

Chicago River Day 2019 Ping Tom Memorial Park Site Captain: Debbie Liu Join your neighbors, friends, and fellow river stewards for Friends of the Chicago River’s largest volunteer event of the year, Chicago River Day. This year Friends is celebrating 40 years of bringing the river to life and invites you to show your support for a healthier river by volunteering. Together, throughout the 156 miles of watershed, everyday heroes will improve river habitat by collecting harmful and ugly litter. Some sites will also do additional stewardship activities like trail building, mulching and removing invasive species. The Chicago River system is home to over 70 species of fish and provides critical habitat for millions of birds and butterflies during migration. It's the river that brought explorers and tradesmen to create our great city.

It's also a place to relax and have fun. Let's show our respect and join together to take care of this amazing natural resource. Volunteers receive a Chicago River Day T-shirt as a special thank you gift. Please register so we can ensure we send enough bags, gloves and T-shirts for each location. Be sure to wear closed toed shoes, work clothes that can get dirty, and bring a full water bottle. Registration for all Chicago River Day sites is open until Sunday, May 5, 2019 or until the site is at capacity. Help spread the word. Share this event on social media and use the hashtag #ChicagoRiverDay. Visit Friends' Chicago River Day FAQ page for more information about how to be best prepared for the day and other general information. Have a question? Contact Annette Anderson, Friends’ volunteer and events associate at aanderson@chicagoriver.org or at (312) 939-0490, extension 14.
LIABILITY WAIVERS Please print out, sign, and bring with you the waivers below, or be prepared to sign waivers upon arrival. Children attending with a group need to have this waiver signed by their parents and brought with them. If you do not sign the waiver, you will not be able to participate. NOTE: Some sites will require additional waivers which will be passed out and collected the day of the event. The following waiver(s) need to be completed and signed for this location: Friends Waiver Chicago Park District Waiver   NOTES Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to participate on Chicago River Day. Children without parents/guardians will NOT be allowed to participate unless they are part of a school or scout group with a teacher or group leader, and bring signed waivers from their parent or guardian.
Volunteers must be at least 8 years old to participate. As each site is unique, some are more suitable than others for families and children.  If you have questions about whether the site is family-friendly, please email Friends of the Chicago River by clicking the ‘Contact the Organizer’ button on the right..

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