Native marram grass

N DuSable Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

Located Within: Lincoln (Abraham) Park
Features: Dune
Is Accessible
Note: The paved Lakefront Trail runs adjacent to the natural area.



In 2018, approximately 13,000 marram grass plants (Ammophila breviligulata) were installed east of the Lakefront Trail heading north along North Avenue Beach. This native, sand-loving plant reduces erosion and encourages dune formation. These plantings aim to increase habitat connectivity along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Help keep wildlife wild, safe, and healthy by following posted signage and Natural Areas Rules and Regulations.

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Lincoln Park - North Ave. Beach Dunes Natural Area

N DuSable Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
United States