Little Calumet River Tour and Cleanup

September 28, 2013 | 8am start time | 9am-12pm flexible paddling time | 12pm lunch

Learn About + Clean up + Crowdsource the Little Calumet River
National Public Lands Day

Please join us for a fun and educational paddling event on the Little Calumet River.

Where: Paddle from the Little Calumet Boat Launch Preserve in Riverdale, IL to Kickapoo Meadows in Harvey and back again. Meet at the Little Calumet Boat Launch. Paddle at your own pace.


  • Learn about the ecology and history  of the river
  • Clean up the river (tools, bags, and gloves provided)
  • Crowdsource--or collect--data useful for planning (optional)

Note: Bring your canoes or kayaks if possible. There are a limited number of canoes and kayaks that can be loaned for free to those without boats. 

Free! Register here

Visit the "Crowdsourcing the Calumet" online platform

Forest Preserves of Cook County • Calumet Waterway Stewards • Illinois Water TrailKeepers • Openlands • City of Blue Island • Chicago Conservation Corps • Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau • Southeast Environmental Task Force • Illinois Paddling Council • Midwest Paddlesport Adventures • REI

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