Some additional Environmental Volunteer projects to share. Chicago River 20/20

From: Ildifonso F.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:59 PM


HI Everyone,


In addition to Chicago River Day itself (May 12th), Friends of the River is celebrating the event's 20th anniversary with a series of volunteer events (spanning the course of 20 days) leading up to it.  


These are projects I am sending out to you just to share. Anyone interested in signing up can just do so by contacting Meshawn Ayala directly. Or, If anyone is interested in scheduling a meetup group after registering and being confirmed for these projects, you can certainly do so using the CFV meetup site.


Thanks and please read on.


As you may have heard by now, we are celebrating the 20thanniversary of Chicago River Day with 20 days of events and activities throughout the watershed – and we need your help! Please join us by volunteering at one of these great events! To sign up, or for more information, either e-mail Meshawn Ayala at [address removed] , or call her at (312)[masked], ext. 18. Find out more about these events and more at


Earth Day at the Merchandise Mart

Thursday, April 19

11 am – 2 pm

Staff a table at the Merchandise Mart’s Earth Day event and talk about Friends, Chicago River Day 20/20, and sign people up for our e-communications. Lunch is provided.


Downtown Canyons Pub Crawl

Thursday, May 3

4:30 pm – 8 pm

Cityscape Bar, Rivers, Currents on the River, Bridge House, and Dicks

We need two volunteers at each of the bars to check people in, hand out wristbands and mugs, and be the point person for the bar staff.

Includes entrance to the pub crawl after the shift. This is a great event to do with a friend – must be 21 or older!


Chicago River Summit

Friday, May 4

10 am – 2 pm

Hotel 71: 71 E. Wacker Dr.

Help with registration and greeting summit guests as they arrive. Includes free lunch.


Put it in (temporary) Ink!

Sunday, May 6

10 am – 2 pm

Hand out temporary tattoos and information about Friends at tables at the Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, Little Red Schoolhouse, or Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. This is a great event to do with a friend – and great for kids!



Tuesday, May 8

11 am – 1 pm

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum 

Help by greeting and checking in guests at the bridgelift– and see it in action!


Fish Liberation Ceremony

Friday, May 11

11 am – 1 pm

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum 

Help draw attention to this fun event by getting people to come down from Michigan Avenue to sponsor and release a baby bluegill into the Chicago River. Includes a baby bluegill of your own to release and admission to the Bridgehouse Museum.


Thanks so much for all that you guys do to help make the Chicago River a better place!




Meshawn Ayala

Community Relations Developer

(312)[masked], ext. 18

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