The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Green Legacy Projects

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May, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Spring on the Savanna

Learn more about the Kankakee Sands region by join us for Spring on the Savanna, May 16, 2009, 1pm – 4pm. Preserve tours and children’s activities are planned throughout the afternoon for people to interact with the newly dedicated open land.
Directions to the Mskoda Preserve:

From Chicago and points North, East and West: [MORE]

June, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009 1:30pm to 7:00pm

Calumet-Sag Trail Groundbreaking

Calumet-Sag Trail Coalition

The public is invited to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking and dedication event  – reminiscent of the Transcontinental Railroad that connected our country more than 150 years ago – with symbolic green shovels instead of Golden Spikes.  [MORE]

Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:00am to 2:00pm

Little Calumet River/Northeastern Illinois Water Trails Celebration


Completion of 500 miles of water trails will be celebrated with a day of paddling fun and festivities along the Little Calumet River, in Gouwens Park, in South Holland, Illinois. Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Trail were developed jointly by Openlands, the Northeastern Illinois Planning Council (NIPC), and the Illinois Paddling Council (IPC). The trail establishes launch sites and signage for non-motorized boating on ten area waterways and is the culmination of more than a decade of work. [MORE]

September, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009 10:30am to 12:30pm

Englewood Remaking America!


Be part of this history-making unveiling. In the Centennial of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago, Englewood is planning for the 21st century and making No Small Plans.
Greater Englewood residents and stakeholders who believe in a new green economy for this community are invited to the debut of a Vision for Open Space that includes: the New ERA Trail, Community Parks and Gardens & Green Business Development. Refreshments provided.

November, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Our Green Metropolis: The Next 100 Years

The greatest legacy of the 1909 Plan was the regional green infrastructure it created. At this reception and special program, partners from around the region will announce the next steps for key Green Legacy projects and how the region can become a green metropolis.

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