The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The Calumet Sag Trail Coalition is comprised of local governments along the Cal-Sag Channel and Little Calumet River as well as other partners from local not-for-profits and County, State and Federal offices. Members include the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; Cities of Blue Island, Palos Heights, Calumet City and Lemont; Villages of Alsip, Burnham, Calumet Park, Dolton, Palos Park, Riverdale, Robbins, and Worth; Dolton Park District and Aslip Park District; National Park Service; Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau; Active Transportation Alliance; the Illinois Department of Natural Resources; South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association; Southwest Council of Mayors; and the Southeast Environmental Task Force. 

Another organization, the Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail, acts as a companion in efforts to bring additional funding opportunities to the trail for construction, amenities such as informational kiosks, signage and interpretation while providing activities for it's members. Join us!

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

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]

Calumet-Sag Trail

Federal, state and local intergovernmental collaboration and community support crystallized for the 26-mile Calumet-Sag Trail during the Burnham Plan Centennial. The trail runs through 14 communities in Chicago’s south and southwest suburbs following the Cal-Sag Channel, a major shipping route connecting the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal with Calumet Harbor and Lake Michigan. [MORE]

Calumet-Sag Trail Coalition


(312) 863-6287

Contact: Mike Leonard,

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