I’ve been on a volunteering kick lately.
After two beach cleanups in one week, I switched gears and spent Saturday morning with Urban Rivers planting floating gardens.
We planted a variety of native Illinois wetland plants into floating garden structures, which were then filled in with mulch.
Basically, the goal of these “plant rafts” is to bring life back to the Chicago River.
Once the structures are bolted together and placed in the Chicago River, they will create a cozy habitat for fish, birds, mammals, insects, and amphibians.
Although I didn’t get to actually do any installing of the floating gardens via kayak, I am so excited to see them grow and flourish.
There will be plenty more volunteer opportunities available once they are all in the water.
Check out their volunteer opportunities here.
What I am most excited for is kayaking the river for trash cleanups! 😉 Apparently, I love picking up trash everywhere. Ha!