The bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride will be held Monday, Sept. 4, at this year’s 20th annual Active Living Faire.
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.
A second event, a nature walk, 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 Forest Preserve, will lead the walk. 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.
She says asters and goldenrod might be in bloom, 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.
Walkers should wear long pants, sturdy shoes and long-sleeve shirts.
On-line registration is required for both events. Consult AWLI’s w
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. .
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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