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

Mary Poulsen, Secretary
Community Relations Director, City of Blue Island

Michael Sinde, Treasurer
Glenbrook South High School