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Chicago River Day 2018 - Lake Katherine Nature Center

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Lake Katherine Nature Center

7402 Lake Katherine Dr

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Chicago River Day 2018

Lake Katherine Nature Center

Site Captains: Marian Sinkus, Shamim Graff



Come out and spend some time with the Chicago River. It's the river that brought explorers and tradesmen to create our great city. It's home to over 70 species of fish and provides critical habitat for millions of birds and butterflies during migration. 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 are needed to collect garbage and improve river habitat. Please wear closed toed shoes and work clothes that can get dirty. There are over 60 Chicago River Day sites, so choose to work in your neighborhood, or take a road trip somewhere new. Volunteers receive a Chicago River Day T-shirt as a special thank you gift!

This year we are focusing on the Monarch Butterfly to connect our work to the ecosystem we are improving. Read about some cool facts about the monarch here.

Help spread the word! Share this event on social media and use the hashtag #ChiRiverDay2018.

Please register so we can ensure we send enough bags, gloves and T-shirts to each location. Registration for all Chicago River Day sites will remain open until Monday, May 7, 2018 or until the site is at capacity.

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

Lake Katherine Nature Preserve

MWRD Adult Waiver

MWRD Youth 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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