For nearly 20 years, Margaret Frisbie has been the Executive Director of Friends of the Chicago River where she has led the non-profit organization in environmental advocacy work, educational programs for adults and children including the Chicago River Schools Network and a paddling program. Under her leadership, the Friends of the Chicago River opened the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. She is passionate about connecting city dwellers with nature and developing partnerships with businesses, community groups and government agencies to benefit the Chicago River.
Why this stop? The Brown Line’s Francisco stop is just west of the North Branch of the Chicago River.
Listen to the Friends of the River podcast, Inside Out & About, to learn about the Chicago River, natural sites in and around the city, the area’s natural history and more. (Podcast available on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.)
Get involved—There are many ways to volunteer with the Friends of the Chicago River from monitoring wildlife to restoring critical habitat to being a canoe guide and more!