Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF) is dedicated to serving the Southeast Side and south suburbs of Chicago by promoting environmental education, pollution prevention, and sustainable development.

The Calumet Ecological Park Association was created to advocate for the establishment of an urban ecological park in Chicago's Lake Calumet area and northwest Indiana.

  • Preserving natural lands and habitats in the Lake Calumet area and northwest Indiana

  • Highlighting historical and cultural aspects of communities in the region

  • Revitalizing the economy of the area

The Calumet Stewardship Initiative (CSI) is a collaboration of many different organizations that offer programming in the Calumet region.

The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to restore fish and wildlife habitat, conserve land and water, and eliminate pollution in the watershed of America's largest lake. We achieve these through education, research, law, science, economics, and strategic partnerships.

Openlands Project protects, expands, and enhances public open space-both land and water-within the greater Chicago metropolitan area, and beyond to provide a healthy natural environment and more livable place for people throughout the region. Openlands also advocates for improved statewide policies for the protection of open space across Illinois .

Journey Through Calumet
This is an excellent resource on the social, cultural and natura assests fo the Calumet Region. It includes very specific information of local interest.

Calumet Is My Backyard (CIMBY) is a collaboration between BOLD Chicago Institute, the Southeast Chicago Development Commission, and Chicago public high schools located in close proximity to Lake Calumet in southeast Chicago.

The Ford Calumet Environmental Center building will have many functions, including but not limited to being an educational resource on the industrial, cultural and ecological heritage of the area and serving as an operational base for research activities, environmental remediation and ecological rehabilitation, as well as a base for volunteer stewardship throughout the area.

North Central Research Station of the US Forest Service works with local partners providing information and technology in 5 key areas to help inform the process.

The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation is working with Calumet area suburbs on the Cal-Sag Trail. This multi-use trail would connect the Palos Forest Preserves with Indiana along the Cal-Sag Channel and the Calumet River system.