Help Clean Up Bubbly Creek: RU Community Service Day on Wed 5/8

Students in ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainable University clean up the banks of Bubbly Creek on Chicago’s SW Side (photo: K. Fortina)

Members of the RU Community are invited to join students in Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 250 Sustainable University class @RooseveltU on a community service field trip to Canal Origins Park on Chicago’s Near Southwest Side. We’ll continue our yearly tradition of picking up litter along the riverbanks of Bubbly Creek where it meets the South Branch of the Chicago River. Enjoy great views of the Chicago skyline, fresh air, and a gratifying sense of fun and companionship as we work together to clean up our adopted city park!

Meet at 3:30pm in the WB Lobby, RU Chicago Campus, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago IL 60605. Dress for the weather (hat and sunscreen recommended) and wear old shoes or rubber boots. Gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you have them. We will take the Orange Line from RU to the Ashland stop, then walk 1/4 mile north to Canal Origins Park. Streetside parking is also available on Ashland (northbound, east side of street) at the Park’s entrance.

RSVP to Prof. Mike Bryson ( with questions and to confirm attendance. This field trip is weather dependent and may be cancelled by Wed 5/8 AM depending upon the forecast. Please check your email and the SUST Facebook event page for updates.

All participants and guests must fill out a RU travel waiver form (pdf) and return it signed (by email or in hardcopy at the event) to Prof. Bryson.

A good day! SUST 240 Waste students clean up Canal Origins Park, Fall 2018 (photo: M. Bryson)

Members of RU’s women’s basketball team help collect trash on Bubbly Creek’s shoreline, 15 Sept 2016 (photo: M. Bryson)

Looking up from Bubbly Creek’s shoreline at the restored prairie of Canal Origins Park, Fall 2018 (photo: M. Bryson)

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