Salt Creek Greenway Association
SALT CREEK GREENWAY ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Salt Creek Greenway Association (SCGA) is to identify, preserve and promote the natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Salt Creek Greenway and to collaborate with partners on watershed sites, features, projects, activities and events.
We invite partners in the Greenway to join us as we gather and distribute Greenway information and develop interactive and educational connections. The unique scenic, open space, historical and recreational opportunities within the Greenway are only a short distance away from where many people live and work. These special places can be enjoyed as a backyard vacation or a short visit, an hour’s leisurely stroll along the creek or a long bike ride with connections to other Illinois trail systems. By unifying stakeholders and sharing concerns, aspirations, success stories or threats to the character and history of the Greenway, we can work together to protect one of the most significant regions in Illinois and beyond.
SALT CREEK GREENWAY – GATEWAY TO DISCOVERY
Natural areas, historic sites, cultural attractions, land and water recreational trails, shopping centers, theatre and gourmet dining beckon visitors to experience one of the richest and most scenic and diverse open space corridors in Illinois.
Located within the densely populated suburbs of western Cook and eastern DuPage Counties, the Salt Creek Greenway trail is designated a priority Greenway in the Northeastern Illinois Regional Greenways Plan and extends through 9 communities with a combined population exceeding 300,000 residents.
WOLF ROAD PRAIRIE NATURE PRESERVE – A PRIORITY SCGA PROJECT
The Salt Creek Greenway Association has identified protection and restoration of the 80 acre Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve and Hickory Lane bufferlands located in Westchester, Cook County, as a priority project in the Greenway. SCGA volunteers conduct Pump Up the Prairie workdays in partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, landowners of the preserve, and the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission who oversees protection and management of the site. SCGA also sponsors Prairie Trek Nature Walks at Wolf Road Prairie led by renowned experts in their fields.