Thank you for supporting Friends of the Chicago River! Members receive special benefits, but most importantly they receive the gift of knowing they are helping make the Chicago River system a cleaner, healthier, and more cared for river for generations to come.

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  Following are membership levels and their benefits:

    Prairie Dropseed and Student/Teacher/Volunteer

  • Subscription to The River Reporter newsletter
  • Volunteer bulletins, email action alerts, and other opportunities for hands-on involvement
  • Invitations to Friends' special events
  • Listing in Friends' Annual Report

    Chorus Frog to Wild Mink

  • Benefits stated above
  • Subscription to The River Reporter newsletter
  • Free general admission plus discounts on bridge lift events, tour tickets, and merchandise at Friends’ McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
  • Discounts on our canoe trips
  • A print and e-certificate for Business Members showing your employees, associates, and clients that you support Friends of the Chicago River

Business members of $100 and above, as well as individual/household members who give $250 and above, receive additional thank you benefits.

   The Otter Society

An annual gift of $1,500 and above--single donation or recurring gift--qualifies you as a member of Friends' The Otter Society, our highest philanthropic membership level. In appreciation of your generosity, you will receive the above benefits plus unique benefits offered at three different levels.

To make an Otter Society gift and to learn more on how your gift will create a positive and profound impact on the work Friends does to improve the health of Chicago River system, please click here.  

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Contact Us: Friends of the Chicago River •• 411 S. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60607 •• (312) 939-0490  ••

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