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.
fishing at the dixon refuge
2019 summer season opens May 15
The 2019 public fishing season at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes begins May 15 and goes through Labor Day. A Wetlands Initiative fishing permit is required, in addition to a State of Illinois Sport Fishing License. TWI permit applications will be available starting May 15 at the kiosk by the Refuge boat launch.
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.
Many parts of Midewin are open to the public for hiking, birdwatching, bison viewing, and other activities.