We're Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail. Since 2004, we've helped Cal-Sag communities and agencies turn a wishful line on a map into 12.5 miles of beautiful, paved, multi-use trail...and 13+ more miles by 2018.

The Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail is a membership-supported organization of volunteers, trail users, trail advocates, community representatives, business people, bicyclists, walkers, naturalists – a really great mix of people – who want the Cal-Sag Trail built and are having fun making that happen. Check our calendar for board meetings (public welcome!) and events.


Our Mission

To create the Cal-Sag Trail through the Chicago Southland region, from the Illinois & Michigan Canal in Lemont to Lake Michigan, as a green corridor connecting 14 communities and providing the backbone for linking regional recreational trails. 
 

our board

Rich Ferrin (Orland Park)

Bill Poore (Palos Heights)

Julie Sklom (Blue Island)

Karen Switalski (Tinley Park)

Jim Tomaszewski (Harvey)

Debbie Stoffregen (Oak Lawn)
President

Dan Feltz (Worth)
Vice President

Gayle Greenwald (Palos Heights)
Secretary

Brian Bender (Beverly)
Treasurer


executive director

Steve Buchtel (Homewood)

Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, incorporated in Illinois as Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail.