Watershed Community Report

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The Watershed Community Report is an online public database supported by Friends of the Chicago River. Here you will find water and habitat data about the Chicago-Calumet River system submitted by area schools. As part of Friends education program, area middle and high schools can adopt sections of the river which they monitor and restore on an annual basis.

If you are a member school you can log in to submit your data as well as download data from other schools. If you are just visiting, we welcome you to take a look at the data.  If you are a teacher and want to learn how your school can become involved with Friends of the Chicago River, please visit www.chicagoriver.org.

Chicago River Schools Network

Friends of the Chicago River is the only organization solely dedicated to the Chicago-Calumet River system. Since 1979, Friends has been working to improve the health and vitality of the Chicago River for the benefit of people, plants and animals, water and wildlife. To learn more about Friends and how you can join help make a difference, please contact us.

The Chicago River Schools Network, Friends’ education program, provides K-12 teachers the training and personalized assistance they need to immerse their students in the turbulent history, evolving ecology and improving health of the Chicago-Calumet River system. To learn more about how to involve your classroom, visit www.chicagoriver.org/education.

Friends provides support and professional devolopment for teachers. We also provide outdoor hands-on learning for students. We believe that a healthy natural environment is vital for peoples’ health and well being and that time spent in nature helps kids develop.