How do you use your rivers? - Metropolitan Planning Council

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How do you use your rivers?

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MPC hosted the virtual event, Activated Rivers, Stronger Communities: Stories from our region’s waterways, on May 28, 2020. This event highlighted the success and challenges of community groups in creating riverfront projects along the Chicago River South Branch, Calumet River and Des Plaines River.

This event had more than 90 attendees and included a poll, prior to the hearing from the panelists and speakers. The poll included questions about whether attendees use their rivers and how they like to enjoy them. Each questions allowed participants to select more than one answer. The poll received 51 responses. The following pages include the questions asked and their accompanying responses.

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