Eppley Community Relations Project
Over the last few months, at the request of the National Park Service, the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands has been working with the communities of Beverly Shores, Ogden Dunes, Dune Acres and Porter Beach to find out how the communities work with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and identify issues of concern and potential solutions from local citizens.
As a result of the October meetings, it was determined that there needed to be a continuing dialog. The next public meetings will be:
Citizens are welcome to come to any or all of the three meetings.
Beverly Shores Meeting Notes (Sep 28, 2009)
Ogden Dunes Meeting Notes (Sep 29, 2009)
Dune Acres/Porter Beach Meeting Notes (Oct 1, 2009)
Did You Know?
Without fire, there could be no prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Non-prairie plant species would crowd out native prairie grasses. These rare grasslands are maintained through periodic controlled burns.