CRRPC is a not-for-profit, strictly volunteer organization and as such, all members are also required to take an ownership interest in the work of the organization and commit as equal partners to maintaining CRRPC operations.

Access to the Chicago River and Lake Michigan for the pursuit of paddling and rowing is a delicate privilege, the enjoyment of which is conditioned upon each member’s demonstrated contributions to maintaining the privilege.

As an organization whose mission is creation of a unique facility for providing programming for broad-based public benefit, membership in CRRPC involves not only one’s own present enjoyment of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, but also carries with it a sober responsibility to future generations of Chicagoans and international visitors, so that one day they also may enjoy the privilege of access to these bodies of water in human-powered craft.