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Hundreds Show Up For Chicago Riverwalk 'Photobomb' Event

By Justin Breen | April 27, 2017 10:44am
 Hundreds showed up to the Chicago Riverwalk photobomb
Hundreds showed up to the Chicago Riverwalk photobomb
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Friends of the Chicago River

CHICAGO — More than 200 people showed up to Wednesday afternoon's "Keep the Chicago River Clean" photobomb event.

The photobomb was held to build awareness for April as Overflow Action Month and organized by Friends of the Chicago River.

Photographers were placed on Metropolitan Water Reclamation District skimmer boats, across the river on the north bank, and on nearby bridges as hundreds gathered at the River Theater between Clark and LaSalle streets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.

“More than 200 hundred river supporters showed up for our 'Keep the Chicago River Clean' photo bomb yesterday,” Friends of the Chicago River executive director Margaret Frisbie said Thursday. “Their energy and enthusiasm was overwhelming and demonstrates how people care for the river and want to help make it healthy any way they can."

Frisbie said MWRD President Mariyana Spyropoulos and Commissioners Barbara McGowan, Debra Shore, and Kari Steele were at the event. It also included representatives from partner organizations including the Chinese American Service League, City Winery, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Wendella boats. 

"It is all of our work together that is bringing the river to life," Frisbie said.