Check out free fishing derby, events Father's Day weekend in Busse Woods

Submitted by Theodore Mason, board of commissioners
Posted5/23/2019 12:07 PM

Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison will host Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Day, featuring a fishing derby, casting lessons, guided hikes, and other family fun activities in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Free and open to the public, the event will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 15, at Grove 25 in Busse Woods.

In addition to local eats and a fishing derby where contestants will win prizes in categories including first catch, longest fish, and shortest fish, community partners and sponsors will provide a variety of activities that are fun for the whole family. Forest Preserves of Cook County will lead guided hikes in Busse Woods and supervise a kids tree climb and nature play; L.L. Bean will provide fly-fishing casting lessons and teach attendees how to create survival bracelets out of a parachute cord; Brookfield Zoo and Shedd Aquarium will stop by with animal ambassadors to meet attendees; and Chicago Botanic Garden will provide a demonstration on composting.


Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Day is co-sponsored by Forest Preserves of Cook County, L.L. Bean, Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden and Shedd Aquarium.

Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Day is free and open to the public.

For information, contact (847) 519-7674 or email

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