Nature Preserve

Computer rendering of the Big Marsh Eco-Park, a nature preserve and mountain bike park planned for a former industrial site just east of Lake Calumet. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Old Industrial Site On Lake Calumet To Become Nature Preserve, Bike Park

The centerpiece of what will be known as Big Marsh Eco-Park will be a 45-acre mountain bike park; including a single-track trail, a dual slalom course, a dirt jump trail, a pump track, a cyclocross course, a short-track course, a gravity flow trail, a slope-style course, and a bicycle skills area.

08/01/2014

Artistic rendering of the Northerly Island nature preserve once construction is completed on the project. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Feds Tout Progress On Northerly Island Transformation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy had high praise for Mayor Rahm Emanuel as she walked along the hills and wetlands areas being created on the manmade peninsula that was once the Meigs Field airport.

06/17/2014

Pine Trees

Electric Company CEO Creates Nature Preserve In Wisconsin

The chief executive officer of Aldridge Electric Company of Libertyville wants to preserve a piece of his childhood.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery. (RosehillCemetery.com)

City To Buy Unused Cemetery Land For Nature Preserve

The mayor is seeking city approval to spend $7.8 million — which would come from tax increment financing and tax-exempt bonds — to acquire the land in the northwest corner of the cemetery, roughly Peterson and Western.

09/12/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Nature Preserve Overlooks Lake On North Shore

A nature preserve overlooking Lake Michigan opens Saturday, with some artwork already built in.

09/09/2011