Everglades of the North (The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh)

  • Dates: Wednesday, Feb 7 2018 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Location: Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley
  • Address: 1111 E. Schaumburg Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/985-2100

Schaumburg Park District will be hosting a screening of Everglades of the North: The Story of the Kankakee Marsh at Spring Valley Nature Center.

Before there was farmland, untamed wetlands existed, with the Grand Kankakee Marsh, one of the largest in North America, saturating nearly a million acres in northern Indiana and part of Illinois. The marsh was home to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet.

Featuring expert interviews, beautiful high-definition wildlife footage and historic never-before-seen photographic and dramatic recreations, the film explores the controversial sage of the Grand Kankakee Marsh, examining how people have used and perceived this wetland for more than 10,000 years.  

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