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Winter Solstice Celebration Time Is Here!

Riverbank Neighbors,
the Winter Solstice
on Saturday, December 20, 2014
from 12:00 until 3:00,
at the Jean-Baptiste home on Pensacola (email for exact address).

Riverbank Neighbors marks the turning of the seasons with a grand pot-luck sharing of food and drink, a performance by our own Bullfrogs Community Choir, and our community circle, a moment for each person to share news, joy and grief, stories, poems, jokes, songs and dance.

It is a chance, especially in this season of shortened days and bitter cold, to greet friends, old and new and give thanks to each other and our world.

We hope you will join us, no RSVP needed.

Give Now To Support The River

The MWRD is nearing completion of the seawall project between Berteau and Montrose on the east side of the river. Our Riverbank Neighbors group plans on repairing the paths and stairs, and installing new fencing and informative signage as soon as possible to protect the new plants, as well as the existing native plants. Toward this goal, we need funding.

As the year ends, many people make contributions to public television, public radio, the symphony, and myriad other good causes. I ask that this year you consider making a donation to Riverbank Neighbors. A $25 donation buys a 10 foot section of split-rail fencing. (You may see a sample of the fencing that has been installed near the alley between Hutchinson and Cullom). We need hundreds of feet of fencing. If you use or enjoy our river path, please make as large a donation as you can.

Our group's longtime fiscal sponsor is Friends of the Chicago River, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. Please make your checks payable to Friends of the Chicago River with a notation that the money is for Riverbank Neighbors projects. Mail your checks to Friends if the Chicago River, 411 S. Wells Street, #800, Chicago, IL 60607. Thank you.

Recent news:


March 5, 2014



RBN News

Riverbank Neighbors are invited to join The Chicago Time Exchange

Click to read Pete Leki's comments on the West Bank Horner Restoration Project Feb 21, 2014


Click to read the report from our yearly MidWinter Gathering Saturday, February 15 2014.

Click to view our posted notice for the regrading project

Click to view the latest management plan (2012 plan amended and reapproved in 2013 and 2014)

Click to view the public notice for the bank regrading project

Click to view the Illinois EPA (IEPA) Section 401 Water Quality Certification notice for the bank regrading project