Public Forum to be Held on the Future of Chellberg Farm
The Chellberg farm site of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has seen many uses over the years. As the National Park Service plans for the future of this site, we are looking for public input. What ideas do you have for this site and the areas around it? We want to hear from you.
Come on out to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center May 5, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to find out. The visitor center is located on Highway 49 between U.S. Highway 20 and Interstate 94 in Porter Indiana.
"Many people have strong feelings for the farm, its past and what happens next there, "said park superintendent Constantine Dillon, "we want to hear from those people."
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year.
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.