Historic photos, maps and diagrams show the fascinating history of the Chicago River. Presenter Mark Hauser will share it with you–from the post-glacial world, through European exploration and exploitation, to the modern city with a troubled (albeit cleaner) river. Learn about the challenges facing the Chicago River today and how you can help.
Active with the Friends of the Chicago River since 2007, Mark Hauser manages the Chicago River Schools Network. He trains volunteers in restoration projects such as repairing gullies, monitoring wildlife habitat, and conducting plant surveys. Mark teaches ecology classes for NEIU, UIC, Loyola University, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University.
This event is sponsored by West Cook Wild Ones.