January 21, 2011
PORTER, IN: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has a serious need to obtain housing for the coming summer for the park's seasonal work force of park rangers, interpreters, maintenance workers, and research aids, according to Superintendent Constantine Dillon.
"Many of our summer employees are experiencing difficulty in finding suitable short-term housing. Most of these employees are either college students or just starting their careers, and have limited budgets. It appears that many apartment owners will not lease or rent for less than six months or a year. We are seeking to locate temporary (two to six months) housing, preferably furnished apartments or rooms with cooking privileges," said Dillon.
Persons interested in receiving referrals for summer renters from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore should contact Administrative Program Assistant Bill Martin, at 219-395-1751.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 394 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. More information can be found at www.nps.gov/INDU.