Burns Ditch, in Porter County, is a human-made waterway in the northwest corner of the state. It was created in the 1920’s to rechannel the Calumet River to Lake Michigan, subsequently draining swamplands and improving transportation. Shortly after its creation, Burns Ditch was targeted for industrialization and steel mills were built on its shores. Today you can still see the sharp contrast between the natural Indiana Dunes National Park and industrial Port of Indiana while exploring the area.
Join us for a one-of-a-kind Campfires experience on Sunday, November 7. Through a mix of 360-degree videos and Zoom, we’ll “trek” along Burns Waterway. Along the way, we’ll read short texts and have conversations about the ways we shape our environment and the impacts of these human actions.