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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Chicago Portage Area | Bolingbrook Area | Joliet Area
Morris Area | Starved Rock Area | Putnam County

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Eagle Watch on the River

Starting Friday, February 1, from 10am - 4pm, come out to the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for the Eagle Watch on the River! Meander the paved paths along the Des Plaines River while watching for American bald eagles and other birds wintering around the preserve.

Stay warm and stop in the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for a complimentary hot beverage. Check out the other informative displays about eagles and get a chance a to see the interactive exhibit “Wings on the River.” The event’s activities will include bird talks, indoor bird watching, daily showings of the PBS film “American Eagle” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and more. From February 1-3 and February 8-10, you’ll have a chance to attend the Eagle Watch on the River.

Event Requirements

No registration required.

Dress for the weather and use caution while walking outdoors as snow and ice may be present on paths and parking areas. The building is accessible. Outdoor areas include paved and natural surface terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program. Click here for more information.