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Support Grand Kankakee Wildlife Refuge

The Kankakee basin was once home to the largest inland marsh in North American before it was drained and it was famous around the world for its wildlife.
Ratings/Review of this resource:

1773 Selo Drive
Schererville , In 46375
Contact Person: Jim Sweeney
Phone: 219.322.7239
E-Mail: jpbiod@mail.icongrp.com
Website: http://www.earth-sea.com

Detailed Information:
The greatness of the marsh that once covered a large part of northwest Indiana is welldocumented. The marsh was one of the largest freshwater wetland complexes in the U.S.,encompassing 500,000 acres in eight counties. Wetlands and prairie habitats were intertwined with the Kankakee River as it meandered it's wayfrom South Bend to the Illinois state line taking a 240 mile course to cover the 75 mile distance.The meager fall of only five inches per mile combined with the numerous bends created a giantwet prairie environment. Wildlife and plant life thrived, as did the activities that these resources supported.

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