Free fishing day in Illinois & Chicago September 18th!

"It’s Our River Day” is observed each year on the third Saturday in September, with the goal of increasing awareness and appreciation of the Prairie State’s waterways.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is treating all to a free fishing day at state parks on Saturday September 18th. Any Illinois resident or non-resident can fish without a licence, inland trout stamp or salmon stamp at any one of the Illinois state parks, natural areas and wildlife areas where public fishing opportunities are available.

This includes the waters of Lake Michigan and or on river positions outside of Illinois state park boundaries.

An Additional Event:

It’s Our River Day at Edgebrook Woods”, 6100 N. Central Avenue, Chicago, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., event is free. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chicago River. Volunteers will be working on installing a native plant garden, removing harmful invasive plants and testing water quality. This event will be held rain or shine. Thee will  be plenty of parking and restrooms are available on-site.

For more information or to volunteer call Cynthia Fox (312) 939-0490

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