American bald eagles have been found nesting along the Little Calumet River for the first time in more than 110 years.
They're living in an area that has been a notorious dumping ground.
About 100 people converged at the site Saturday with shovels and front-end loaders.
They filled up dozens of dumpsters with debris.
"There's turkey, abundant deer, every other little critter," said Friends of the Little Calumet River's Mike Echterling. "We also have a nesting pair of bald eagles. We're really happy that they chose this place its amazing they chose this place to nest but they did so we got a little extra motivation to take care of the place."
Friends of the Little Calumet River hope more people will visit the area now that it's been cleaned up.