Wolf Lake Is Focus Of Weekend Festival

Share Tweet Email

May 21, 2014 — Lakeshore Public Media staff —    Canoeing, archery, fishing and kite flying will be among Saturday’s events at this year’s Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands, Wind & Water festival to be held May 24-25 at Wolf Lake.
Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), the 14th annual festival also will feature a morning nature walk led by Dr. Young Choi, of Purdue University Calumet.  Bring binoculars if you have them, Choi advises.
A Sunrise Memorial Service with color guard and ecumenical choir begins Sunday’s activities.  It concludes with a talk by geologist David Dolak of Columbia College.
Following is a schedule of events for the two days:
Saturday Events, May 24
Schedule is subject to change. Outdoor activities will occur, weather permitting.
Environmental Education Ctr, 2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond
9 a.m. Poster Contest winners honored by AWLI
10 a.m. Hike along restored wetlands to view spring flowers, other plants and wildlife by
Dr. Young Choi, Purdue University Calumet (bring binoculars)

Hammond’s Wolf Lake Park beach area
9:00 a.m. Water Safety by Vanessa Villarreal of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
9:30 a.m. Presentation by coach Joan Crist of Calumet College of St. Joseph Rowing Crew
10 a.m. Canoe Paddle by Northwest Indiana Paddling Association, Fishing Clinic and Kite Flying by
11 a.m. Wind Surfing instructions by Jackie Butzen, AWLI

Saturday Afternoon, May 24

William Powers State Fish & Wildlife Area, Chicago, near office complex
1 p.m. Archery by Illinois Department of Natural Resources
1 p.m. Fishing Clinic by Jerry Carter, Southeast Sportsmen’s Club, et al. (under 16 years)
2 p.m. Canoeing by Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
2 p.m. Kite Flying by American Legion Illiana Post 220
2 p.m. Face Painting by AWLI

Saturday Evening, May 24

5 p.m. Sunset Campfire Song & Story by John Pastirik near parking lot along north shoreline,
Illinois side

Sunday Events, May 25
Schedule is subject to change. Outdoor activities will occur, weather permitting.
William Powers State Fish & Wildlife Area, Chicago, at obelisk near 126th Street entrance and  shelter #2
6 a.m. Sunrise Worship Service by Rev. Zaki L. Zaki with
Ecumenical Choir directed by Mary Kuzniar and Color Guard Unit formed by Cub Scout
Pack 773 of Annunciata
7 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Hike or Bike Tour of the Watershed by Michael Boos, AWLI
10:30 a.m. Parting the Waters: The Mid-Continental Divide and the
Calumet Region by geologist David Dolak.

Share Tweet Email

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This Page:


* Required Fields