Archive | July, 2012

Two free events at Rainbow Beach for dog owners: Vaccination Clinic August 4th / Training classes start August 7th

31 Jul

Two great events coming up soon at Rainbow Beach Park! Please pass along to anyone you know who has a dog.

Dog Vaccination Clinic at Rainbow Beach Field House Saturday August 4th, 10am-2pm.
Starting August 7th, five free training classes if you and your dog complete all five courses. There are also some discounted services available.

Please support this in any way you can, even if it’s just spreading the word.

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Saturday July 28: Sweet clover hunt

24 Jul

On our recent walk, we noticed lots of invasive sweet clover in the Dunes area. I am glad to report that the population in the prairie area is greatly diminished thanks to our diligent efforts at weeding last summer. With some extra attention this weekend, in just a few years I bet sweet clover at this site will be a distant memory! Join us this Saturday from 10am-noon. Be prepared for hot weather with sun protection and plenty of water.

Rainbow Beach is located at 3111 E. 77th St. By foot, walk east from South Shore Dr. on 77th St. By car, enter from 79th St., go past the water filtration plant, and park in the first parking lot. Please meet at the entrance to the nature area, which is located at the southern end of the beach. Tools and equipment will be provided, but please bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. Contact Alison Anastasio at alison.anastasio@gmail.com for questions and to RSVP.

*Mark your calendar*
Saturday August 25 – Stewardship workday
Saturday September 22 – Stewardship workday
Saturday October 27 – Stewardship workday

July 14: Get to know Rainbow Beach Dunes with the Calumet Outdoor Series

6 Jul

Join us for a special event next Saturday, July 14 at 9am, sponsored by the Calumet Outdoor Series. Learn about the history of the Calumet region and the nature area at Rainbow Beach. We will meet at 9 am at the Field House for a short presentation, then head out to the dunes! Mid summer is the most spectacular time of year for flowers, so be ready to botanize and explore. Bring a field guide, hand lens, camera, etc.

Note, this is not a workday! But rather a presentation and a guided tour through the nature area, therefore perfect for families, friends, and guests from out of town. We will walk for about 2 hours in a sandy area with little to no shade, so please come prepared with water and appropriate clothing/shoes.

*Mark your calendar*
Saturday July 28 – Stewardship workday
Saturday August 25 – Stewardship workday

The Calumet Outdoor Series is a collection of monthly canoe/kayak events and hikes throughout the Calumet region: Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Southland. It is sponsored by several Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland organizations that focus on promoting the outdoor assets of the Calumet Region. See the calendar below for more events this year in the Calumet!

Rainbow Beach is located at 3111 E. 77th St. By foot, walk east from South Shore Dr. on 77th St. By car, enter from 79th St., go past the water filtration plant, and park in the first parking lot. Meet at the FIELD HOUSE, which is located between the north and south parking lots. Please bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. Contact Alison Anastasio at alison.anastasio@gmail.com for questions and to RSVP.

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