Chicago River Advocate John Quail Speaks at Roosevelt on Nov 5

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University continues its Fall Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series next Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 4:30 – 6 p.m., with a special presentation entitled by John Quail, Director of Watershed Planning with the influential local environmental organization, Friends of the Chicago River (who have coordinated canoe trips for RU students since 2009). Quail’s talk is entitled “Chicago River: Common Thread, Common Future.”

John Quail of FCRQuail has been a staff member at Friends since 2000. In his role as the Director of Watershed Planning he coordinates Chicago River advocacy work in collaboration with Friends’ Executive Director. He also leads the development and implementation of Friends wetland and river corridor restoration projects, with a particular focus on promoting ecologically sound stormwater management practices at all scales. Prior to working with Friends, John was a staff member of the Washtenaw County (Michigan) Department of Public Works. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Please join the Roosevelt community for an interactive conversation with John Quail in the Spertus Lounge in RU’s National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave., room 244. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Prof. Bethany Barratt, Director of the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project ( See this flier (pdf) and the image below for future events through the Loundy Project’s “Just By Nature” series at Roosevelt this fall.

Just by Nature RU Lecture Series F14

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