Join GSC and the Chicago Park District for the 2017 BioBlitz at Big Marsh on Saturday, September 30!
Big Marsh is the Park District’s 278-acre property on the southeast side of Chicago in the area commonly known as the Calumet Area Reserve.
Once an active industrial property, the site was acquired by the Park District in 2011 and opened as a new public park in 2016. The vision of Big Marsh is to provide a new type of recreation in Chicago that marries habitat restoration with public use. Roughly 45 acres are developed for eco-recreation opportunities including hiking, adventure courses, and off-road biking.
Participants will team up with educators and experts, using the free iNaturalist app to document for the first time the species of flora and fauna at Big Marsh.