6th Annual Earth Day Hike at Lake Calumet on Friday, April 21

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—April 11, 2017. The Lake Calumet Vision Committee member groups invite you to participate in a unique opportunity to explore the area around Lake Calumet on the “secured” property of the Illinois International Port District. The 6th Annual Earth Day Hike at Lake Calumet will take place on Friday, April 21, starting at the Harborside Int’l Golf Course – Clubhouse, 11001 S. Doty Avenue East (111th & I-94 / Bishop Ford Expressway) in Chicago.

Event Schedule:

Meet for coffee & rolls at 9:30 / 10 a.m.

Orientation, 10 – 11 a.m.

Hike 11-12:30 p.m.

Join us to view the 282 acres that hopefully will one day be opened for hiking, fishing, boating, bird watching, and other nature activities as part of the Millennium Reserve Initiative. Narrated hike; moderate, non-rigorous walking. Bring your camera!

You’ll see Chicago’s largest open space area in the city, around the shores of Chicago’s “other lake”- Lake Calumet. A rare opportunity to get behind the foreboding fence and experience the lake, abundant migratory birds, and nature reclaiming this huge, abused, post-industrial property on the southeast side.

Wear sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather. Bring your own lunch, or enjoy a meal at the Harborside Club House afterwards.

Discover hundreds of acres of wilderness in your southeast-side back yard!

Participants must pre-register with a signed waiver of liability. For additional information or to register, call Tom Shepherd at 773-370-3305 or e-mail [email protected] or call 773-370-3305

Sponsored by the Lake Calumet Vision Committee member groups.

Source: Lake Calumet Vision Committee