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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is Seeking to Locate Temporary Housing

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Date: March 12, 2010

PORTER, IN:  Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has a serious need to obtain housing for the coming summer for the park's seasonal workforce of park rangers, interpreters, and research aids, according to Superintendent Constantine Dillon. 

 "Many of our summer employees and 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 392 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.

Did You Know?

two horses pulling a machine use to rake hay with a farmer riding on the rake

In 1972, Chellberg Farm became part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In the mid-1800s many Swedes settled in Porter County. Three generations of Chellbergs farmed this land.