Our Great Rivers is the first unifying and forward-looking vision and action agenda for Chicagoland's Calumet, Chicago and Des Plaines rivers. It is a product of the many ideas, suggestions, and beliefs that Chicagoland residents hold for the future of our rivers.
The vision states that by 2040, Chicagoland's rivers will be inviting, productive and living -- providing everyone with opportunities to find or create their own place, their own experience, and their own community on our rivers.
- Our rivers will invite us to engage in stewardship, recreation, and work.
- Our rivers will connect people to nature in the city and beyond, and function as thriving ecosystems.
- Our rivers will be the best of us, where communities, habitats, and businesses prosper together.
Ultimately, our rivers will define us, rivaling the lakefront in our hearts and minds, and become a key source of pride for metropolitan Chicago.