1. Other Important Organizations in or influencing the Calumet region
CSI Volunteer Leadership Training
The Calumet Stewardship Initiative is offering a special training series for volunteers who are dedicated to taking care of the Calumet region's natural areas.
The Calumet Region
The Calumet region brings together extraordinary natural areas, technological wonders, and vibrant human communities.
Learn how you can have fun strengthening the Calumet region
Caring for one of the most unique places on earth
Who We Are
Neighbors working on a shared vision of our future
We hope you will join us to help remove invasive species that threaten to crowd out native plants and the wildlife. Trained leaders show you how to identify plants that don’t belong and demonstrate how to safely use hand tools to remove them. All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided.
Eggers Grove Forest Preserve is one of the last marsh, wet-prairie, and dune complexes in the Calumet Region. The 205-acre preserve, owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County, contains more than 45 acres of rich wetlands - a small remnant of the approximately 25,000 acres of wetland that once dominated the Calumet Region. Along with wetlands, Eggers Grove is comprised of oak woodlands and savannas, making it one of the region’s most important natural areas.
Friends of the Forest Preserves (FOTFP) is an independent non-profit organization advocating for responsible management of the forest preserves of Cook County. Through advocacy, internships, and ecological restoration we promote responsible management of the more than 68,000 acres of forest preserve land including those in the Calumet Region.
FOTFP collaborates closely with the Calumet Stewardship Initiative to recruit volunteers and promote recreational opportunities for the forest preserves of the Calumet Region. FOTFP also partners with CSI members to implement large scale ecological restoration projects in the region. Activities for these projects include invasive species removal and prescribed burns.