Archive | August, 2016

August 27: Community Stewardship Workday at 9:00am

23 Aug


Come out to Rainbow Beach Dunes this Saturday August 27 at 9:00 am to take a nature walk, clean up the nature area, and collect seeds with birders from around Chicago!

Rainbow Beach Dunes and all of Rainbow Beach Park support permanent resident birds, as well as migrants throughout the year. All the work we do to improve the quality of the habitat makes it even more appealing for our animal friends. As part of “Give Back to Birds Work Day,” birders from around Chicago will join us at 9am for stewardship work at the Dunes. If you would like to join them for an early morning bird walk, meet in the east parking lot at 7am! More details to be found here.

Join us this Saturday August 27 from 9am-11am. Please note the earlier start time for the workday.
Early morning birdwalk led by veteran birders Geoff and Christine Williamson begins at 7:00 with details here.

Remember to prepare for the weather and terrain: it could be cool and wet, or sunny and warm! Sturdy shoes, long pants, bug repellent, and water are recommended. Tools, equipment, and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP here, and contact co-stewards Alison Anastasio ( or Jen Raber ( with questions.

**Other notes**
Want to stay in the loop about the Rainbow Beach Park community and all kinds of events and programs in the Park? Join the Rainbow Beach Park Advisory Council, attend a meeting on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30, and certainly visit their Facebook page to learn more.

**Mark your calendars!**
Upcoming community stewardship workdays at RBD:
Saturday September 24, 10am-12pm
Saturday October 22, 10am-12pm


Rainbow Beach Park runs parallel to South Shore Drive from 75th-79th Streets. Find directions and a map here.

By foot, walk east from South Shore Dr. on 77th St.
By car, you can only access the park at the southern end.
From the north/west, follow Hwy 41 east as it splits from South Shore Drive at 79th St. Turn left into the park at Farragut.
From the south, follow Hwy 41 north and turn right on Farragut, just before the intersection of 79th/South Shore.
Once in the park, go past the stop sign and water filtration plant and turn right at the next opportunity, into the parking lot before the Field House. Go to the southeast end of this lot and park. Meet at the entrance to the Nature Area, which is located at the southern end of the beach (look for the banner!).

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