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TWI and partners plan Calumet-area marsh restoration

The Wetlands Initiative is working closely with Audubon Chicago Region, the Chicago Park District, and other partners on a conservation action planning effort that will inform restoration and management of important remnant wetland sites in the Calumet area. On-the-ground work by TWI at Indian Ridge Marsh will begin in spring 2016. 

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world wetlands day

Celebrate on February 2

World Wetlands Day marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in Ramsar, Iran, on February 2, 1971. Known as the Ramsar Convention, it’s an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

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VISIT THE DIXON WATERFOWL REFUGE

Climb the observation tower, hike a boardwalk trail, paddle through a marsh, or enjoy excellent birdwatching.

Location & Visiting the Dixon Refuge

VISIT MIDEWIN 

Many parts of Midewin are open to the public for hiking, birdwatching, bison viewing, and other activities. 

Location & Visiting Midewin