I was excited to spend World Photography Day doing what I love and capturing one of the Chicago crews of The Student Conservation Association in action. The students were clearing invasive plants from The Hegewisch Marsh and the 31st Street Beach Burnham Corridor. They were great hosts and showed off the impressive work of clearing and mulching trails at the marsh and removing invasive species at the corridor. We spent the morning together and I learned more about this organization and had a great time in some of the few forested areas of a city typically categorized by metal and steel. The best part was just being with some young people making a difference in the area of conservation in Chicago. These students have big plans in the future and I loved spending time with them and hearing more about their work. Thanks to The SCA for allowing me to help you capture the important work the crews in Chicago are doing!
Thanks to The SCA and the Chicago crew (Rich & Monica the crew leaders were so great) for allowing me to see and capture the great work you are doing in Chicago! Blessings as you continue your important conservation work.