Chicagoans Cruise The Shoreline for Restoration Opportunities

Chicagoans Cruise The Shoreline for Restoration Opportunities

As part of the City of Chicago’s September “Nature Week 2001,” the Federation hosted a shoreline cruise from downtown Chicago to explore the natural features of Lake Michigan and educate the public about restoration possibilities along Chicago’s shoreline. The hour-and-a-half long cruise focused on how Chicagoans interact with the Lake Michigan ecosystem and gave participants an opportunity to examine sites of upcoming habitat restoration projects on Chicago’s south side from a unique vantage point.

Nature Chicago, a program of the City’s Department of Environment, is a comprehensive initiative to protect and enhance Chicago’s natural areas. The agency has made a commitment to preservation and enhancement of natural habitats. This philosophy has also begun guiding the work of the Chicago Park District, the agency responsible for the management of Chicago’s shoreline parks. In conjunction with the Park District and several other community groups, the Federation is taking a lead role in presenting sustainable habitat designs for the redevelopment of the city’s underutilized south lakefront. The first of these projects, the redevelopment of Meigs Field Airport, will begin in Spring 2002. For more information on the new look of Chicago’s shoreline, contact Joel Brammeier at (312) 939-0838 ext. 4, or email jbrammeier@lakemichigan.org.

 

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