Urban Biodiversity Week – Hegewisch Marsh Tours 5/13 & 18

Please join us in celebrating Urban Biodiversity Week, May 13th to May 19th! This event is part of the National Urban Biodiversity Week, a seven-city collaboration to bring urban dwellers into contact with local flora and fauna. Urban Biodiversity Week will showcase events in the Millennium Reserve: Calumet Core area.

Greencorps Chicago is participating in Urban Biodiversity Week on May 13 & May 15. Urban Biodiversity Week will showcase events in the Millennium Reserve: Calumet Core area from May 13 to May 19. The week celebrates urban biodiversity and conservation activities and provides opportunities for local residents and visitors to participate in outdoor activities in the Calumet region.

Hegewisch Marsh Tours
May 13 @ 12:30-1:30 pm or 2-3 pm
May 15 @ 4:30-5:30 pm or 6-7 pm

Location: 13200-13298 S Torrence Ave, Chicago IL 60633

Join Greencorps staff on a tour showcasing Hegewisch Marsh. During the tour, learn about the history of the site, restoration work completed to date, future restoration plans for the site, site’s significance amongst other efforts in the Calumet region, and value of site as restored habitat.

Please wear boots that can get wet or muddy, bring binoculars if you have them and a rain jacket just in case. We will be walking on woodchips most of the time (the path is not recommended for strollers).
Parking location and meeting site will be determined approximately a week prior to the event.  Please note that there is ongoing construction on S. Torrence Avenue. Please check www.urbanbioweek.illinois.gov for updates on parking and site access.
To register, contact Greencorps main office at 312-746-9777.
There are many other exciting events taking place throughout the week. The celebration will culminate with a Nature Block Party on May 18 – a family fun day at Eggers Woods and William Powers Recreation Area that will include a garlic mustard pull, tree hike, bird hike, biking, fishing, archery, and nature themed games and art projects. For a full list of events with timing and location details, please visit www.urbanbioweek.illinois.gov or see attached calendar.

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