Eliminating Waste: Volunteers Prepare for Chicago River Day Cleanup

We’re taking a deep dive into the health and future of the Chicago River, with someone who’s actually taken a dive into it.

New Book ‘Walking Chicago’ Is A City Guide For The Non-Hikers Among Us
The recently renovated Chicago Riverwalk bustles with activity as pedestrians enjoy the city via new walk ways, riverboats and kayaks on July 6, 2019. In his new book "Walking Chicago," journalist Robert Leorzel outlines 35 Tours of the city's neighborhoods and famous lakefront. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
New Book ‘Walking Chicago’ Is A City Guide For The Non-Hikers Among Us
The recently renovated Chicago Riverwalk bustles with activity as pedestrians enjoy the city via new walk ways, riverboats and kayaks on July 6, 2019. In his new book "Walking Chicago," journalist Robert Leorzel outlines 35 Tours of the city's neighborhoods and famous lakefront. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Eliminating Waste: Volunteers Prepare for Chicago River Day Cleanup

We’re taking a deep dive into the health and future of the Chicago River, with someone who’s actually taken a dive into it.

Once a polluted eyesoar, the Chicago River is now prized waterfront, both for recreation and development, and home to some 75 species of fish. But there’s still work to be done, to keep the river healthy and clean. Now in its 29th year, Chicago River Day brings thousands of volunteers to some 73 locations in the city and suburbs.

GUEST: Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director of Friends of the Chicago River.