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National Park Service Welcomes New Park Partner

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Date: May 22, 2012
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?

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.