About Us


Friends of the Chicago Portage promotes the historic interpretation, ecological restoration and the appropriate development of the Chicago Portage National Historic Site through volunteer advocacy, public events and other projects that raise public awareness of its history and significance. Friends Activities

  • To conduct tours and events that raise awareness of the location, history and significance of the Chicago Portage.

  • To provide information to the general public about projects and events at the Portage Site.

  • To conduct workdays and clean-ups that enhance natural areas, restore native species, maintain trails and to help make visitors experience safe and enjoyable.

Friends Activities