Burnham Wildlife Corridor Planting

September 20, 2014 | 9am - 1pm

The Chicago Park District is developing the Burnham Wildlife Corridor as a 100-acre ribbon of urban wilderness running through one of the city's premier lakefront properties, Burnham Park. As designed, this area is comprised of existing and planned natural areas that are representative of the native prairie, savanna, and woodland ecosystems of this region. When complete, the Burnham Wildlife Corridor will be the largest contiguous natural area along the Chicago Lakefront, stretching from McCormick Place in the north to East 47th Street in the south. It will be a vibrant, green space for people to enjoy and for wildlife, particularly the three million+ migratory birds that fly through Chicago annually, to forage and find refuge. 

On September 20 we will establish eight distinct groves of native trees on the southern end of the wildlife corridor. We will be supporting the establishment of a woodland environment for both people and wildlife to enjoy. Breakfast and lunch provided.

This planting is part of the CSX "Trees for Tracks" program in partnership with Alliance for Community Trees and City Year.

Open to the general public and TreeKeepers who want to lead

E. 47th St & Cornell Dr., Chicago

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