Chicago River Day 2019 - Eggers Grove Forest Preserve

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Eggers Grove

Chicago, IL 60617

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Chicago River Day 2019

Eggers Grover

Site Captains: Marianne Kozlowski, John Pastirik

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. This location will likely be doing restoration work as well like 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 or at (312) 939-0490, extension 14.

You can also check out this neat map of all the Chicago River Day 2019 sites here!


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

Forest Preserves 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 Friends of the Chicago River by clicking the ‘Contact the Organizer’ button on the right.

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