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Portion of Mineral Springs Road Closed During Duneland Harvest Festival

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Date: September 16, 2009

The National Park Service will close off the portion of Mineral Springs Road between Oak Hill Road and U.S. Highway 20, in Porter, Indiana, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 19& 20. This closure will allow visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Duneland Harvest Festival to safely park and walk into the program site at Chellberg Farm.

For more information on this closure, please contact ranger Rich Eshenaur and for information on Duneland Harvest Festival, please contact the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at (219)395-8914.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging form Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Watch the PBS series “America’s Best Idea” premiering on September 26, 2009, to learn more about our national parks.  More information can be found at www.nps.gov/INDU.

Did You Know?

a sea of tall grasses and catails in a marsh setting and trees in the background

Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.