Conduct restoration activities on at least 500 acres in nature preserves near the Grand Calumet River and reconnect residents to the Grand Calumet River and associated dune and swale habitat through listening sessions, outreach, education, and hands-on work. Project will create community-informed engagement report and improve habitat for wildlife such as Blanding’s turtles, spotted turtles, Virginia rails, American bitterns, and migratory birds.
NFWF Grant Profile
Chi-Cal Rivers Fund
Project Title: Improving Wildlife Habitat and Community Engagement in the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern (IN)
The Nature Conservancy
Cities of East Chicago, Hammond, and Gary, northern Lake County, Indiana