RNRA & Friends of the Chicago River – Ward Park Clean-up

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Date(s) - 05/13/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A. Montgomery Ward Park


Join us for an exciting morning along the banks of the Chicago River as we kick off the 25th Annual Chicago River Day!

Register now!  Only 4 spots left!  To register, click here.

Work side-by-side with other volunteers beautifying our river, collecting garbage and sorting for recycling, removing invasive vegetation, sprucing up river-edge trails, and planting native seedlings at over 60 locations throughout the Chicago River system. As a special thank you, you’ll also get to take home a commemorative Chicago River Day t-shirt!

Each location has different restoration needs and volunteer activities available. If you have any questions about a particular site or its activities, please email riverday@chicagoriver.org.

Registration will remain open until Monday, May 8, 2017 or until the site is at capacity.


All volunteers must sign Friends’ liability waiver upon arrival. If you do not sign the waiver, you will not be able to participate. NOTE: Some sites require additional waivers that you must print out and bring with you the day of the event.

The following waiver(s) need to be completed and signed for this location:

Friends Waiver

Chicago Park District Waiver


•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 riverday@chicagoriver.org.

For general Chicago River Day questions, please visit Friends’ Chicago River Day FAQ page, or email mjones@chicagoriver.org.