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Presentation on the "Millennium Reserve Project" March 1

Presentation on the Millennium Reserve Project:  Suellen Burns, Senior Advisor for the Millennium Reserve Project, Illinois Department of Natural Resources will presents the vision of the “Millennium Reserve Project” on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m. hosted by the Gibson Woods Wild Ones.

The Millennium Reserve stretches from downtown Chicago east to the Indiana border and southwest to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington, Illinois. The immediate focus within this area is the Calumet Core region encompassing numerous neighborhoods on Chicago’s south side, the southeast lakefront, and 35 south suburban municipalities. In aggregate, the Calumet Core includes a collection of over 15,000 acres of open space such as parks, trails, wetlands, and forest preserves. Nearly 6,000 of these acres are considered high-quality natural areas. More than 400,000 residents live in the Calumet Core.

The public is invited to attend the presentation about this most interesting project.  For information call 219-844-3188.

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is located at 6201 Parrish Avenue in Hammond, IN 46323.  From I/80-94 take Cline Avenue north to the169th exit then west to Parrish and north to the park.  GPS coordinates: 41.599352,-87.45186