Our third year of participating in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge began Saturday, September 21, as Trinity students and students from local Muslim faith communities linked hands to work together on the Cal Sag Trail.
According to the Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail’s website:
“The Calumet-Sag Trail will be a multi-use path built almost entirely along the banks of the Calumet-Sag Channel and Calumet River, open by 2014. Along 30 miles of waterway from Lemont in the west to Burnham in the east, the Calumet-Sag Trail will stitch together more than 185,000 people in fourteen communities. It will connect them to regional trails, transit systems, retail areas, parks, forest preserves, marinas, nature centers, and the legacies of Big Steel, immigrant communities and the Underground Railroad.”
During the previous two years, we worked on the portion of the trail that will run through the George and June Schaaf Athletics Complex, our new area of soccer, baseball, and softball fields sandwiched between College Drive and the Cal-Sag Channel.
But this year, we moved upstream, working on the portion of the trail that will run through the Lake Katherine Nature Center, our city’s nearby reclaimed natural area along the channel.
But regardless of the work site, we’re not only building a trail; we’re building relationships. In an ever increasing pluralistic world, Christian young people need to show the love of Christ to all they meet. This project provides this critical opportunity!