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Help Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Win a $100,000 Grant

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Date: September 8, 2010

Porter, IN--Visitors, fans, and supporters of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore can help the park win a $100,000 grant by voting online for “America’s Favorite Park.” Vote at www.livepositively.com before August 31. There is no limit on the number of times you can vote. 

The contest is part of a partnership between the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, and Coca-Cola. In addition to the grant, Coke is matching donations made to the National Park Foundation at www.livepositively.com, up to $25,000. 

“Every day someone tells me that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is their favorite park,” said park Superintendent Costa Dillon. “This is a great opportunity for our visitors, the local community, and our park partners who love this place as much as we do to vote their feelings. With their help, we will have $100,000 to invest in making sure that every visitor has a great experience.”

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 392 national parks across the country. Learn more about your favorite park – or explore a new one – on the National Park Service’s website.

About Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spans three counties across 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan. There are 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana and 45 miles of trails for you to find your favorite place. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year. More information can be found at www.nps.gov/INDU.

About the National Park Foundation
You are the part-owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured landscapes,
ecosystems, and historical sites – all protected in America’s nearly 400 national parks.
Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow. Join us – This is Your Land. www.nationalparks.org.

Did You Know?

several plants with lush green growth with very noticable light purple flowers on them

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has more than 1,135 native plant species distributed over six plant communities. Among all the national parks in the United States, it ranks seventh in plant diversity. This is an amazing feat for 15,000+ acres.