Friends of the Parks: Free Lecture Southeast Corridor Series: “Lake Calumet: Chicago’s Little Known Lake.”
When: Thursday, March 16, 2016 12:15-1:00pm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center – Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 78 E Washington Street. Register here.
The Netsch Lecture Series is free and open to the public.
Do you ever wonder what’s back there in that vast industrial space that you’re driving past as you head south on I-94 toward Indiana? Well, one of the hidden gems in the area is Lake Calumet, the keystone lake that gave its name to the entire bi-state Calumet region and the last large unprotected open space parcel in the Calumet area. Join Friends of the Parks and our friends from the Lake Calumet Vision Committee to learn about the rich environmental and industrial history of this area and plans for its future. We’ll help you envision what’s behind the fence on this Illinois Port District-controlled area that we hope can help fulfill the dream for trails that connect this area to Lake Michigan and for an enormous urban nature preserve for the sake of wildlife, local residents, and eco-tourists while also promoting industrial redevelopment on Chicago’s southeast side.
About the Friends of the Parks’ Walter Netsch Lecture Series
The series honors renowned architect Walter Netsch’s vision and leadership that changed the culture of the Chicago Park District. The lecture series offers free quarterly lectures on topics of parks, the environment, urban planning and public policy.