Promontory Point Conservancy presents Walking Tours and Events September 18, 2022

Promontory Point Clean-Up Days. Promontory Point, 1937, Alfred Caldwell, Chicago Lakefront between 54th and 56th Streets. Photo Credit: Promontory Point Conservancy

“Monthly clean-ups are Sundays, 10:30am. We need pruners, excavators and picker-uppers. We provide tools and supplies. Please join us! We meet at the National Register plaque on the east side of the tunnel. We will be:
excavating and cleaning fire pits in Council Rings (We have three sets of tools for three teams of three to clean out three fire pits. It’s been a great summer for fires and BBQs. Now it’s time to clean the fire pits. Great family project and extremely collegial, cooperative work.)
trimming trees and shrubs in the revetment (We have three new strong loppers for a total of four loppers for pruning the trees of heaven growing on the south side of the Point. We need you to test the new loppers and tame the vegetation!)
picking up debris and trash (Always bottles and items tucked in the rocks of the revetment for collection and recycling. What treasures might you find? Quick, therapeutic work.)

“We will provide tools and equipment including trash bags, gloves, masks, loppers, soft and hard rakes, shovels and buckets. Please wear work clothes and bring a mask. If you have an orange Save the Point Again! workshirt, please wear it. If you don’t, pick one up.

September 18, 2022
October 16, 2022 (an important clean-up as new Chicago Park District Superintendent Rosa Escareno will tour the Point two days later)
November 13, 2022 (last clean-up for the year)

“Walking tour of Art on the Revetment with Bill Swislow
Bill Swislow will conduct a walking tour of Promontory Point on Sunday, October 9, 11:30am. Please meet at the table by the National Register plaque, east side of the tunnel underpass. Tour the 150+ vernacular carvings on the limestone promenade and steps at the Point. Learn about Swislow’s research into these carvers and the history of art on the revetment in Chicago.

“Point2Point Promontory Point Conservancy is now taking online donations on its new website. Read below what we’re up to and how you can support our work to protect and preserve Promontory Point

More information at Promontory Point Conservancy

Mayor supports preserving and restoring Promontory Point limestone, Marc C. Monaghan, Hyde Park Herald, 7/26/22

Conservationists hopeful historic limestone wall at Promontory Point will be preserved
The Promontory Point Conservancy announced last week that U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly earmarked $550,000 of federal funding to authorize a third-party engineering study of the Point’s limestone revetment, Cheyanne M. Daniels, Chicago Sun-Times, 5/21/22

Link to full Promontory Point Conservancy Press statement, May 26, 2022

Promontory Point Lovers Celebrate Rep. Kelly’s Request To Fund Long-Delayed Study Into Saving Park’s Limestone; With earmarks returning to Congress this year, Rep. Robin Kelly has requested $550,000 for an independent study into preserving Promontory Point, Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago, 5/27/22

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding requested for long-awaited Promontory Point preservation study, Shanzeh Ahmad, Chicago Tribune, 6/3/22

Celebrating 85 years of Promontory Point, Marc C. Monaghan, Hyde Park Herald, 5/31/22

Promontory Point Day, festival celebrating park’s 85th year, begins Saturday, Hyde Park Herald, 5/26/22

Community, environmentalists declare “Point Day” to save Promontory Point Park revetment, ABC 7 Chicago, 5/26/22

Fight to save Promontory Point reinvigorated after demolition and construction proposed, Adrianna Nehme, U-High Midway, 4/6/22

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