Yesterday afternoon, volunteers, environmental organizers, and local and state politicians took part in the Grand Calumet River Celebration, in Hammond, Ind. The celebration marked the completion of the cleanup and restoration of the Kennedy Ave. to Cline Ave. section of the river. More than one millions cubic yards of sediment spanning 58 acres were remediated.

The Grand Calumet, contaminated for decades by nearby steel making, meatpacking and oil refining industries, is getting the help it deserves from funds provided through the Great Lakes Legacy Act Areas of Concern program.