About this project
Once known as the Everglades of the North, the Grand Kankakee Marsh (GKM) was one of the largest wetlands in North America. This million-acre marsh covered much of present day Northern Indiana and Illinois, and was home to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. For centuries the marsh gave and man took.
Our documentary, "Everglades of the North", will explore the diverse ecology, unveil the astonishing history, and illustrate the controversial saga of the GKM.
We will bring to life the story of how people have used and perceived the GKM from early Native Americans to modern day industrialists, while educating viewers about the vital role wetlands and prairies play in our ecosystem.
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