Local Partner Projects
Shedd Aquarium: Kayak for Conservation
We've teamed up with Shedd Aquarium to install and nurture a floating habita alongside our existing floating gardens. Shedd's River Island features more than 15 aquatic, wetland and terrestrial plant species to provide food and shelter to local wildlife. It covers over 260 square feet, and is a valuable addition to our overall Wild Mile park. If you'd like to paddle the Chicago River and monitor wildlife with Shedd conservation experts, click here.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District – MWRD has partnered with us to conduct a 4-year study to measure the effects of our floating habitat on the populations and health of local fish species. They utilize electrofishing techniques to gather fish and benthic organism samples, multiple times per year.