St. Francis de Sales students Josafat Quintas, Pablo Ramirez, Eduardo Alvarez, Julie Kocher-Zinkus, representative of Tower Garden; Janet Cobb, executive director of St. Francis de Sales, and student Sean Dudley pose for a photo with the Tower Garden.
CHICAGO | One of the many new initiatives at St. Francis De Sales High School on the East Side is the introduction of alternative, eco conscious gardening.
Six voyageur canoes, like one shown here at an event last year in Michigan City, will be at Wolf Lake Sept. 20 as part of Fall into Wolf Lake Week. The weeklong outdoor expo, which takes place at William S. Powers Recreation Area in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, will feature free activit…
CHICAGO | Canoeing adventures, a fishing derby, a farmers market and more will take place at Wolf Lake next week as part of a special event hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Indiana State University has been named one of the Tree Campuses USA—Indiana's first university to receive the honor.
Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annual program which teaches youth about fish, fishing, aquatic habitats, and the conservation of Indiana’s natural resources.
A Valparaiso-based small business produces Campfire Complete, which is portable campfire that is an easy to use, no mess campfire option. No more searching for paper, kindling and dry wood to start an outdoor campfire. Campfire Complete has everything built inside. All you need to do is stri…
Kids ages 5 to 15 are invited to reel in some excitement during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Kids’ Fishing Derby” on Aug. 2, at Monee Reservoir.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.
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LOWELL | Basket Workshops at Buckley Homestead County Park are offered by experienced teacher Julie Duttlinger, who returns to the farm each summer. Participants are guaranteed a finished basket by the end of one class.
VALPARAISO | Sunset Hill Farm County Park staff and community partners gathered around a couple yards of broken ground and bronze shovels Thursday morning for the Pond and Prairie Restoration Project groundbreaking ceremony.
HAMMOND | A Bird Migration Hike will be guided by a Lake County Parks and Recreation Department naturalist at 8 a.m. Friday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. The hike is free for ages 10 and older, but registration is requested by calling (219) 844-3188. Individual sign-ups …
HAMMOND | The annual Big May Day Bird Count is one of the most popular birding events nationwide. It is a true marathon of birding that challenges the beginner as well as the most experienced.
HAMMOND | In celebration of Earth Day, Save the Dunes’ Stewardship Program will hold a volunteer event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Cline Avenue Dune & Swale Nature Preserve in Hammond.
UTICA, Ill. | Mark McConnaughhay stepped through deep snow to the bluff edge. White-tailed deer darted along the hillside. Two bald eagles roosting in a tree took flight.
A little frigid weather can’t stop ice fishermen. Even as temps were dipping below zero on Monday, they were dipping their lines into Wolf Lake waiting for a nibble.
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HAMMOND | Three brave Cub Scouts foraged out in single-digit weather on Saturday to participate in a hike sponsored by Pack 773 of the East Side at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve in Hammond.
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