Community Service Project

NOTE: This group event was cancelled due to health & safety concerns.
Watch for details onalternative community service ideas for the summer of 2020.

Chicago River Day 
Saturday, May 9, 2020
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join the "Friends of HESNI" when they return to Big Marsh Park!

The Annual Chicago River Day is coming Saturday, May 9, and HESNI’s community service crew of volunteers will again join hundreds of other Friends of the Chicago River who will be sprucing things up at numerous sites where our historical waterway winds through the Chicago area. We are excited to be returning to Big Marsh Park to continue the work we began last year.

HESNI is calling all volunteers — new and old, friends and family (kids 8 and older) — all are welcome to help develop this new recreational area. We will remove unwanted trash, add new plants and whatever else can help give this shoreline a bright, happy and healthy face! You’ll be surprised at the difference we can make in only a few short hours. This is a great way to get outside and give back to the community. All volunteers are invited to a picnic lunch before going home, courtesy of Leopardo Construction. Every volunteer will also receive a free Friends of the Chicago River t-shirt.

Big Marsh Park is located at 11559 S. Stony Island Ave., about 20 minutes southeast of the Chicago Loop and a bit east of Lake Calumet. Ample free parking is available. All volunteers should arrive by 8:30 a.m.

Registration is free and it won't cost you anything to participate. Click on the registration button below to sign up. Enter “HESNI” as your company name. You’ll be sent additional information about the event.

For additional information call HESNI coordinator Wendy Peterson (312-203-0131); or for general Chicago River Day questions, visit Friends of Chicago River Day FAQ page