The 19th annual Active Living Faire 2022 at Wolf Lake in Hammond Indiana will feature a fishing clinic for youngsters and the bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride on Monday, Sept. 4, 2022.
Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), the 15-mile ride, with frequent stops along the way, will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a sign-in near the Visitors Center at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 12949 S. Avenue O, Chicago. Bike riders are required to wear helmets.
Riders will view parts of the watershed while enjoying early autumn colors.
“We will take a look at efforts to reconnect Wolf Lake and Powderhorn Lake and the progress of the project,” according to Michael Boos, executive director of AWLI.
A second event, a hike, begins at 1 p.m. at Eggers Grove Forest Preserve. Entrance is at East 112th Street and S. Avenue E.
After entering the forest preserve, drive to the Stop sign at the T-intersection and turn left (east). Drive past the brick caretaker’s building into the east lot, and park.
Marianne Kozlowski, co-steward at Eggers Grove, will lead the hike. It will be a tour of fruits of the season: wild cherry, elderberry, viburnum— nannyberry, blue-fruited dogwood, American hazelnut, wild grape, cat briar, rose hips, and poison ivy.
“Asters and goldenrod might be in bloom,” she adds. “Grasses will be showing seed heads: bottlebrush, silky rye, Canada rye, little bluestem, cordgrass, big bluestem, and Indian grass.“
Kozlowski also will give an overview of Eggers: history, environments, past restoration work and future plans.
Hikers should wear long pants, sturdy shoes and long-sleeve shirts. On-line registration is required for both events. Consult AWLI’s website at www.wolflakeinitiative.org. Registration deadline is August 27
The Active Living Faire is organized to promote health and fitness for visitors to the Wolf Lake watershed.
The Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative is a A not-for-profit organization and land trust, 219 933-7149 or 312 220-0120, http://www.wolflakeinitiative.org
On-line registration is required for all events. Consult AWLI’s website at www.wolflakeinitiative.org or call 219-933-7149.
Highlights include: • Wolf Lake Pavilion • Amaizo Channel • Eggers Grove • William Powers Recreation Area • Nike Missle Base • Indian Creek • Powderhorn Lake • Calumet Container Site • George Lake.
Registration deadline for the Labor Day Bike Ride is August 27th. Bike riders are required to wear helmets.
The Active Living Faire is organized to promote health and fitness for visitors to the Wolf Lake watershed. It is free to the public.
AWLI is a not-for-profit organization and land trust seeking to protect and enhance the Wolf Lake watershed.
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