Full 2014 Hike Schedule here.
It's our 30th year of guided nature walks!
Explore the beauty of the Indiana Dunes Region, and support Shirley Heinze Trust in working to preserve natural lands in Northwest Indiana by attending one these guest expert guided hikes. Each event features an exciting and interesting subject and is led by outstanding leaders.
Donor Appreciation Hike and Luncheon
Friends and family are invited to join us on Saturday, October 11 for guided tours of Meadowbrook Nature Preserve. Hikes begin at 10:00 am followed by lunch at noon in the Meadowbrook Lodge.
RSVP (required) by October 3rd to Bonnie Hawksworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full 2014 Volunteer Workday Schedule here.
Lend a hand to our stewardship efforts by getting outdoors and participating in a volunteer workday along with our staff.
Date: Saturday September 27, 2014
Location: Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve
Project: Seed Collection
Details and RSVP here.
Join us for our Annual Community Luncheon!
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Location: Long Beach Country Club in Michigan City
Details and RSVP here.
Upcoming Community Events
Didn't find anything here that fits your schedule? Check out some other events in the Calumet Region:
Calumet Stewardship Initiative Events
Third Annual Michigan City Beaches & Blueways Cleanup
Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 9:00am- noon (CDT)
Volunteers will spend the morning cleaning the shorelines of Washington Park Beach and Trail Creek. Community members are encouraged to participate. Following the cleanup, volunteers are encouraged to take a paddling trip on Trail Creek on board one of Wilderness Inquiry’s 24 Voyageur Canoes, which will be available for a public paddle from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at Washington Park.
There are three separate cleanup focus areas. For those wishing to help cleanup Washington Park Beach, volunteers should meet Shannon Eason, Michigan City Parks Dept. at the signup table in Washington Park by 9:00 AM. Shannon can be contacted at (219) 873-1506, email@example.com. Those interested in the Washington Park Clean-Up can register at the Alliance for the Great Lakes site: www.greatlakesadopt.org.
For those with canoes, kayaks, or other small craft wishing to clean up the Trail Creek Water Trail and the pond at Hansen Park, please meet Dan Plath from the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association at Hansen Park by 9:00 AM. Loaner boats are available upon request.
To reserve, please contact Dan at (219) 871-9559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, for those who would like to cleanup up the public access sites along Trail Creek, please meet at the Krueger Middle School parking lot located at 2001 Springland Ave. Michigan City, IN by 9:00 AM. The organizer for this cleanup is Nicole Messacar from the LaPorte Co. Soil and Water Conservation District. Nicole can be contacted at (219) 326-6808 ext. 2115 or email@example.com.