The Great Lakes shaped the geology, climate, economy, culture and people of their surrounding region, and they are more than a point of pride for residents.
Chicago is the third largest metropolitan region in the country, but we lack equal access to America’s public lands. Cutting support of the National Wildlife Refuges will rob us of our right to enjoy America’s public lands.
National Heritage Areas tell stories about America’s past, while offering a place to enjoy nature through sightseeing and recreation. However, this innovative and wildly popular program is at risk.