Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest.
june 15 open house
Come learn about TWI's work in Chicago's Calumet region
Share some Bridgeport Coffee with Wetlands Initiative ecologists working to restore native habitats in Chicago's Calumet region on the city's Southeast Side, and find out how you can be a part of it! Drop by Chicago's Bridgeport Coffeehouse at 31st & Morgan anytime between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15.
2017 fishing season
Fishing at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes to begin May 16
Fishing season at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge will run from Tuesday, May 16, through Monday, September 4. The lakes will be closed to fishing on Mondays except for Memorial and Labor Day. A Dixon Refuge fishing permit is required in addition to an Illinois state fishing license; other rules and regulations also apply.
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.