Community Events
 
 

MWRD staff and Commissioners participate in community events, job fairs and parades throughout Cook County to educate the public about our work of protecting the water environment, recovering resources and transforming water. Our knowledgeable and friendly team distribute brochures, booklets, and coloring books, and offer fun STEM-related activities and free oak saplings as part of our “Restore the Canopy” initiative.

To request a speaker for your school or organization or to schedule a facility tour, please call 312-751-6633.

Check this page often as new events are added frequently.

May

Fri., May 17, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Glenview Plant Sale
Kennicott Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview

Sat., May 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
National Infrastructure Week Open House and Tours
Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, 400 E. 130th St., Chicago
O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, 3500 Howard Street, Skokie
Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, 6001 W. Pershing Rd., Cicero, IL

Sat., May 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mt Prospect Open House
1700 West Central Road, Mt Prospect

Sat., May 18, 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Robbins Transit-Oriented Development & Plan workshop
Robbins Community Center, 13800 S. Trumbull, Robbins

Sun., May 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
BAPA Home Expo
Bethany Union Church
1750 W. 103rd, Chicago

Tues., May 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thornton Township Community Job Fair
South Suburban College
15800 S. State St., South Holland

Wed., May 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free saplings & EQ Compost Bags
Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, 400 E. 130th St., Chicago
O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, 3500 Howard Street, Skokie
Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, 6001 W. Pershing Rd., Cicero
Egan Water Reclamation Plant, 550 South Meecham Rd., Schaumburg
Hanover Park Water Reclamation Plant, 1220 Sycamore Ave., Hanover Park
Kirie Water Reclamation Plant, 701 West Oakton St., Des Plaines

Fri., May 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
HBCU Career Fair
Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W 35th St., Chicago

Sat., May 25, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Memorial Day Parade
State St., Wacker to Van Buren, Chicago
 

Mon., May 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dedication of Stickney's Veterans' Memorial Pavilions
Pershing & Ridgeland, Stickney

Wed., May 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free saplings & EQ Compost Bags
Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, 400 E. 130th St., Chicago
O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, 3500 Howard Street, Skokie
Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, 6001 W. Pershing Rd., Cicero
Egan Water Reclamation Plant, 550 South Meacham Rd., Schaumburg
Hanover Park Water Reclamation Plant, 1220 Sycamore Ave., Hanover Park
Kirie Water Reclamation Plant, 701 West Oakton St., Des Plaines

Thurs., May 30, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Space to Grow Spring Community Stormwater Education
James B. Farnsworth Elementary School
5414 N. Linder Ave., Chicago

Thurs., May 30, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Congressman Danny Davis presents Town Hall on Addison Creek Reservoir
Bellwood Village Hall, 3200 Washington Blvd, Bellwood

June

Sat., June 1, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Richton Park Home Improvement Day
4455 Sauk Trail, Richton Park

Sat., June 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Midwest Grows Green
Ivanhoe Fieldhouse, 14401 S Stewart Ave, Riverdale

Sat., June 1, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
River North Spring Family Fest
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury, Chicago

Sun., June 2, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Explore the Forest
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Rd, Barrington

Wed., June 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free saplings & EQ Compost Bags
Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, 400 E. 130th St., Chicago
O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, 3500 Howard Street, Skokie
Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, 6001 W. Pershing Rd., Cicero
Egan Water Reclamation Plant, 550 South Meacham Rd., Schaumburg
Hanover Park Water Reclamation Plant, 1220 Sycamore Ave., Hanover Park
Kirie Water Reclamation Plant, 701 West Oakton St., Des Plaines