About CWS

The Calumet Waterway Stewards were founded on an enthusiasm for paddling and a love for our region’s waterways and cultural heritage. We want to meet others that share our passion for outdoor recreation and community.¬†We are here to promote what the Southland has to offer for residents and visitors, with a strong commitment to clean rivers and streams and a desire to help make our waterways enjoyable for all.

Calumet Waterway Stewards is supported by the Illinois Water TrailKeepers, a joint program of the Illinois Paddling Council (IPC) and Openlands.

Michael Taylor, President
Illinois Water TrailKeeper Little Calumet River Trail Steward