Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest

indian ridge marsh stewardship

2019 activities for nature lovers of all ages

Don’t miss special family-friendly community activities this year like an evening moth walk in July or a hunt for the elusive flower Thismia americana in August at Chicago’s Indian Ridge Marsh in the Calumet region. There’s also a full slate of regular volunteer activities including plug planting and seed collecting.

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a night for midewin

Thursday, July 18, at City Winery Chicago

Celebrate the ongoing transformation of the former Joliet Army Arsenal into Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie with the Wetlands Initiative and National Forest Foundation. Enjoy Midewin trivia, a raffle, and refreshments on a summer’s evening at City Winery Chicago.

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VISIT THE DIXON WATERFOWL REFUGE

Climb the observation tower, hike the trail system, enjoy excellent birdwatching, or during the summer paddle and fish on the lakes.

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