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June 7: Little Calumet River Cleanup: Contact michaeltay@sbcglobal.net

What:  Little Calumet River Cleanup

​Time:  8am

Location:  Gouwens Park, South Holland, IL

Join the Calumet Waterway Stewards, Illinois Water TrailKeepers, OpenLands, Forest Preserves of Cook County and others on a cleanup of the Little Calumet River.

Experienced Paddlers are meeting at 8am at Gouwens Park in South Holland IL.   We will run a quick car shuttle and then get on the river for the cleanup.  Canoes and Kayaks welcome!

Shore Walkers are welcome to participate as well from the Calumet Woods Forest Preserve / Boat Launch:

We expect to be done by around 3pm.

Sweetwater Brewing will be sponsoring a after cleanup party for participants over 21.


June 20: Fox River in Algonquin: contact benjodieauliff@yahoo.com

Put in is Buffalo Park Forest Preserve 1 Alan Drive Algonquin (West side of River) and take out is Fox River Shores 701 North Williams Road Carpentersville (East side of River). Car Shift 9:30 General description of paddle route: Starts off very residential but does become more scenic with various parks along the way. Terrain varies from wooded to open prairie. Many types of birds can be spotted (turkey vultures, egret, hawks, cranes, herons, osprey, cormorants, ducks, etc.). The Fox River bike trail is along part of route on river left.


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