Archive | March, 2013

Midwinter images

24 Mar


While the sun was shining at the workday last Saturday, it was still so gray– out in the canada wild rye and sand reed grass, flattened by the late winter snows. But several weeks ago, in the deep winter, when green in the dunes seemed like a figment of your imagination, it sparkled.


Follow-up: winter cleanup

23 Mar

Thanks to students from Mr. Pruitt’s advisory class at Gary Comer Middle School who joined us on Saturday to clean up trash throughout the nature area!

March 23: Winter cleanup

21 Mar

Welcome to the first stewardship workday of the season! We will take a nature walk to see how winter weather has changed the topography of the nature area, especially the foredune. We’ll also pick up trash that has been tossed on the beach over the last few months. Join us this Saturday March 23 from 10am-12pm.

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 for questions and to RSVP.

*Mark your calendar*
Saturday, April 27 – community stewardship workday
Saturday, May 25 – community stewardship workday
Saturday, June 22- community stewardship workday


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