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Chicago River Day 2018: Beaubien Woods

May 12, 2018, 9 a.m. to Noon. CST
Beaubien Woods Boat Launch
950 E. 134th St. 
Chicago, IL 60827

Photo Courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve

Please join Friends of the Chicago River for its annual Chicago River Day 2018 on Saturday, May 12. This year, MPC and its partners will be located at Beaubien Woods on Chicago's Far South Side. 

Volunteers are needed to collect garbage on land and on the water. Click here for more info on this event.

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For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Read more about our work »

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