Preserving Chicago’s Calumet Region

The Calumet Region lies just south of Chicago on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. It’s widely known as one of the nation’s most polluted areas. But what’s not widely known is that it’s also home to endangered birds and valuable wetlands. Now residents and environmentalists are hoping that the fifty-square-mile area will soon be designated as a national park. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Steve Frenkel reports: