Explore the African American Heritage Water Trail with BBC Travel
BBC Travel’s “Untold America” series joined Openlands at the Forest Preserve of Cook County’s Beaubien Woods, where the African American Heritage Water Trail begins along the Little Calumet River. The Little Cal, located on Chicago’s south side, was once a vital part of the underground railroad, and it runs through 180 years of African American History.
Learn More About Space to Grow’s Newest Green Schoolyard
The newest schoolyard ribbon cutting at Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy in South Chicago on October 14 was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times. Space to Grow is a partnership between Chicago Public Schools, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and the city’s Water Management Department.
Navy Awards Contract to Study Openlands Lakeshore Preserve
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic awarded a contract to a private firm on September 24, 2021 to study Openlands Lakeshore Preserve. The preserve was forced to close for the safety of all the week of April 5, 2021, due to the discovery and disposal of three explosives.