Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Holds Annual Meetings
There is always something happening at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. If you would like to find out more about the park, or let the National Park Service know what you think, you are invited to attend one of the Open Forums with the Superintendent.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Costa Dillon will hold three Open Forums this summer. This will be the third year he has hosted these informal meetings to answer questions or listen to thoughts about the national park. There will be three meetings at a variety of locations. The first will coincide with the Silver Anniversary Celebration of the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education on Lake Street in Miller, Indiana on June 25, 2011 when you can meet the Superintendent from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. On July 6, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mr. Dillon will be at the Beverly Shores Town Hall at 500 S. Broadway in Beverly Shores, and on August 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Superintendent will be at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center at 1215 N. State Road 49 in Porter, Indiana.
Superintendent Dillon said he welcomes the opportunity to hear from the public. "One of the great things about national parks is that we are places for the public to use and enjoy," said Dillon, we want to hear suggestions, ideas, and even complaints that will make the park a better place."
No reservations are required. Just show up.
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.
Did You Know?
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.