DVDs of the documentary film
"Everglades of the North"
available for purchase
DVDs of the documentary "Everglades of the North are for
sale through Lakeshore Public Television and you can
place an order now by calling (219) 756-5656. The
cost of the DVD is $24.95, which includes shipping and
handling. They are still being processed and
will not be shipped out until mid-December.
The Grand Kankakee Marsh
"Never in all my world travels, have I found a more
perfect spot, not a more tantalizing river."
General Lew Wallace
Author, "Ben Hur"
as the Northern Everglades, the Grand Kankakee Marsh was
one of the largest wetlands in North America. This
riparian Garden of Eden covered much of present-day
Northern Indiana and Illinois, and was home to some of
the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet.
considered the Grand Marsh's waters to be nature's womb.
Louis XIV would claim the land as "New France."
Sportsman and market hunters called it "paradise".
Industrialists made their fortunes from its seemingly
endless natural resources. For centuries the marsh
gave and man took.
more information on the Grand Kankakee Marsh:
and Wildlife goals for reviving the grandeur of the
Grand Kankakee Marsh:
U.S.A., Northwest Indiana Chapter:
"Everglades of the North" on Facebook:
Grand Kankakee Marsh Restoration Project: