Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest.
TWI to play key role in seven-year restoration at Midewin
The U.S. Forest Service’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is big in every sense of the word. At 20,000 acres, it’s the largest prairie restoration effort east of the Mississippi River, as well as the largest public open space in the Chicago metropolitan region. Starting in 2016, TWI will be part of a major restoration expansion at Midewin that’s bigger than anything ever done there before.
Support Trevor's run for Midewin restoration
Trevor Edmonson is running the Chicago Marathon on October 9 to support restoration at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. As project manager for TWI at Midewin, Trevor is hoping for a new ATV so that his team can restore 1,800 more acres of high-quality prairies and wetlands on Midewin’s west side. That’s a lot of ground to cover without a reliable ATV, even for a marathoner!
VISIT THE DIXON WATERFOWL REFUGE
Climb the observation tower, hike a boardwalk trail, paddle through a marsh, or enjoy excellent birdwatching.
Many parts of Midewin are open to the public for hiking, birdwatching, bison viewing, and other activities.