National Park Service Welcomes New Park Partner
Contact: Bruce Rowe, 219-395-1609
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - On Tuesday, May 22, the National Park Service will hold a joint news conference to announce a partnership with the newly formed Dunes National Park Association. The event will be at the national lakeshore's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, at 10:00 a.m. Members of the Dunes National Park Association Board of Directors will be in attendance.
The Dunes National Park Association is a new organization formed by private citizens to support the mission and goals of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Throughout the United States, such organizations support more than 150 national parks. Support organizations can increase community awareness of the park, organize fund raising campaigns, serve as advocates for park programs, or seek volunteers to assist park staff.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park System. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 397 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
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.