March 16: First Walter E. Netsch Lecture of 2017
Chicago-(ENEWSPF)- Join Friends of the Parks on Thursday, March 16, as we kick off this year’s Walter E. Netsch Lectures with the first of our Southeast Corridor Series: “Lake Calumet: Chicago’s Little Known Lake.”
Do you ever wonder what’s back there in that vast industrial space that you’re driving past as you head south on I-94 toward Indiana? Well, one of the hidden gems in the area is Lake Calumet, the keystone lake that gave its name to the entire bi-state Calumet region and the last large unprotected open space parcel in the Calumet area. Join Friends of the Parks and our friends from the Lake Calumet Vision Committee to learn about the rich environmental and industrial history of this area and plans for its future. We’ll help you envision what’s behind the fence on this Illinois Port District-controlled area that we hope can help fulfill the dream for trails that connect this area to Lake Michigan and for an enormous urban nature preserve for the sake of wildlife, local residents, and eco-tourists while also promoting industrial redevelopment on Chicago’s southeast side.
All Netsch Lectures are free, open to the public, and run from 12:15pm to 1:00pm. So mark your calendars for this presentation in the Loop at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Cassidy Theater.
Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/
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