Friends of the Chicago River Educates About the Invasive Asian Carp Species, AND Grills It!

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Date(s) - 08/23/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum


CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – Don’t let Asian carp take a bite out of the Chicago River or the Great Lakes- bite back!

Friends and our partners spent the last six months urging Congress to require the Trump administration to release the Brandon Road study that outlines how to prevent Asian carp from passing upstream into the Chicago River system and the Great Lakes. Finally on August 7, the draft was released. It’s time for a celebratory bite of Asian carp.

Now in its third year, Friends of the Chicago River is putting this notorious species where it belongs — on your plate. The Asian Carp Grill takes place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., on the plaza of the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, located on Chicago’s Riverwalk. This summer evening features Margaret Frisbie, executive director, and John Quail, director of watershed planning, from Friends of the Chicago River, interactive exhibits from Forum Studio, as well as a tasting of Asian carp, grilled by Dirk from Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet Shop.

Tickets to this BYOB event are priced at $15 apiece, or two-for-$25, which includes after-hours admission to the museum. For tickets or more information, call the museum director, Josh Coles, at (312) 939-0490, ext. 28 or go to

Friends of the Chicago River established the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum in 2006 to help people discover the Chicago River’s fascinating history and engage in its renaissance. Founded in 1979, Friends is an award winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve and protect the Chicago River for people, plants, and animals. With over 6,000 members, volunteers, and online advocates, Friends works to make the river greener and more accessible, while building awareness of the benefits that a clean, healthy river can bring to communities across the watershed. Friends of the Chicago River is working to make the Chicago River one of the world’s great metropolitan rivers. For more information on Friends of the Chicago River, please visit our website