Friends of the River Primary architects of the river's renaissance.

Chicago Park District

Clark Park Advisory Council Whether you want to help plan the future of Clark Park and the Lane Tech campus, or just volunteer for a clean-up day, this is the place.

Illinois Waterways - A useful guide to the Illinois river, mostly geared to motorboaters, but with lots of good info.

Lawrence's Fisheries - The launch and landing for our Skyscraper Canyon trips, they offer Lake Michigan smoked fish, jambalaya and other seafood dishes.

Chicago Paddling Page - A great, comprehensive page with historical maps, lists of lakes and rivers, loads of links.

Wateriders - Charlie Portis offers interesting tours of the downtown area.

Chicago Kayak club - If you have a boat, this club is a good way to join others for trips in the region.

Illinois Paddling Council Sponsors of Paddling in the Park and producers of a cautionary video on the dangers of low-head dams. [video not currently available. Will post link soon.] As two tragedies this summer have proven, it's worth taking a look. The dam at River Park is certainly big enough to create a re-circulating current, though the narrow width would likely allow a person caught in the current to wash out to the side fairly quickly. Not something we want anyone to test out, though.