The U.S. EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Indiana DNR, and Indiana Department of Environmental Management will host an open house this afternoon and evening to discuss the remediation and restoration work being done on the Grand Calumet River. The Grand Calumet is one of the Great Lakes Legacy Act restoration projects, and is being restored after being designated as an area of concern due to legacy pollutants that impact the ecology and wildlife of the river. 

The open house this evening will feature posters and other information on recent work and ongoing restoration and remediation. All are welcome to stop by between 3:00pm and 7:00pm today at the East Chicago Library, 1008 West Chicago Ave, East Chicago, IN. 

IISG’s Caitie McCoy will have FAQ sheets for visitors who wish to learn more about the project. Additionally, a recently produced video explaining the project scope and its positive impacts will be shown. 

For more information about coastal restoration projects like this, visit our coastal restoration page, and find out about other areas of concern at the EPA’s website.