The Wetlands Initiative

Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Wetlands Initiative is dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest to improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and reduce flood damage.

Upcoming Events

A Night for Midewin — The Wetlands Initiative

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A Night for Midewin

The Wetlands Initiative

As partners in the restoration of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie with the U.S. Forest Service, the Wetlands Initiative and National Forest Foundation are proud to host the 3rd annual Night for Midewin. Join us as we celebrate the transformation of the former Joliet Arsenal into a thriving native ecosystem. The

After-Dark Moth Survey at Indian Ridge Marsh — The Wetlands Initiative

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After-Dark Moth Survey at Indian Ridge Marsh

The Wetlands Initiative

Join the Wetlands Initiative, Audubon Great Lakes, and the Chicago Park District for a rare after-hours peek at the nocturnal biodiversity of Indian Ridge Marsh. Learn all about the moths of Chicago’s East Side by taking a moonlit walk in this unique savanna restoration led by local moth experts. Meet

Thismia Hunt! A Calumet Celebration Day — The Wetlands Initiative

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Thismia Hunt! A Calumet Celebration Day

The Wetlands Initiative

103 years ago, a tiny flower known as Thismia americana was last seen at Indian Ridge Marsh. This year, everybody is invited to join the Wetlands Initiative, Audubon Great Lakes, the Chicago Park District, and the Illinois Soybean Association on the ultimate nature scavenger hunt – plus snacks, prizes, and

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Patagonia Chicago The Magnificent Mile®

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Chicago, IL 60611

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