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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