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November 26, 2014
Holiday Traditions Program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes” on Saturday, December 6, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Enjoy live holiday music and dance, tour two historic homes all decked out in their holiday finest, let the kids make their own holiday decorations, and even get a free taste of some traditional holiday treats.

November 13, 2014
Proposals Sought for National Lakeshore Chellberg Farm
The National Park Service is looking to reestablish a working agricultural landscape at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Chellberg Farm. Proposals are invited from the private sector to lease the historic farm, on a long-term basis, to conduct sustainable agriculture enterprises.

November 10, 2014
National Lakeshore Shoreline Restoration Plan Approved
Final approval has been given for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Shoreline Restoration and Management Plan. A Record of Decision (ROD) for the plan and Environmental Impact Statement was signed by Acting Regional Director Patricia S. Trap on October 21, 2014.

November 10, 2014
NOVEMBER PROGRAMS AT INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
The following programs are being offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this November. Please see the individual program descriptions listed. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

October 08, 2014
National Park Service to Conduct the Fall Prescribed Fires
The National Park Service is planning five prescribed fires this fall at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Approximately 1,106 acres will be burned. Fire is used as a tool for the park’s long-term restoration efforts.

September 25, 2014
OCTOBER PROGRAMS AT INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
The following programs are being offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this October. Please see the individual program descriptions listed. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

September 25, 2014
Canoemobile at Marquette Park Lagoons
During the last week, over 500 students from throughout northwest Indiana have experienced the thrill of canoeing their local waterways in a special program hosted by the National Park Service, Dunes Learning Center and Wilderness Inquiry.

September 18, 2014
Hobart Prairie Grove Bike Program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join a park ranger this Saturday afternoon at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Hobart Prairie Grove for a two-hour, guided bike ride and enjoy the beautiful fall flowers and diverse habitats along this trail.

September 15, 2014
PROGRAMS AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE
The following programs are being offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this September. Please see the individual program descriptions listed. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

September 09, 2014
National Park Service Issues Final Shoreline Restoration and Management Plan
The National Park Service has released the final Environmental Impact Statement for the “Shoreline Restoration and Management Plan” (EIS) for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

September 04, 2014
No Hunting Permitted at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
With the coming of the hunting season the National Park Service would like to remind the public that no hunting of any kind is permitted within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

September 02, 2014
Century of Progress Homes Tour Reservations Open September 8th
Online reservations for the popular Century of Progress Homes Tours at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore begin on September 8th at 8:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Time). This year, in addition to the Saturday October 18th tours, there is a whole weekend of activities at the historic homes October 17-19, 2014.

August 22, 2014
Help Bring the Canoemobile Environmental Education Experience Back to Michigan City
For the third year in a row, local partners have come together to host a visit from Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile – a fleet of six 24-foot Voyageur canoes rolling into Michigan City on Sept. 15-20 to educate local youth while paddling Trail Creek.

August 20, 2014
National Park Service Director Jarvis to Participate in Public Meeting about Pullman Historic District
CHICAGO, IL. – On Thursday, August 21, 2014, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will join Illinois state and local officials for a public meeting to discuss possible options for including Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood in the National Park System.

August 20, 2014
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Program Announcements
The following programs are being offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this summer. Please see the individual program descriptions listed. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

August 18, 2014
Shifting Sands Film at National Lakeshore
On Sunday, August 31, at 1:30 p.m. get a preview of the upcoming documentary film, “Shifting Sands” at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center.

August 08, 2014
Opportunity for News Media to View Mount Baldy Research and Interview Scientists on August 14
The National Park Service (NPS) will host a media event at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Mount Baldy dune on Thursday, August 14, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

August 01, 2014
Temporary Closure of National Lakeshore Central Avenue Beach
Erosion from waves that reached heights of up to 11-feet earlier this week has resulted in the exposure of concrete block and other hazards at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Central Avenue Beach.

July 29, 2014
August Programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
The following programs are being offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this summer. Please see the individual program descriptions listed. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

July 01, 2014
JULY PROGRAMS AT INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
The following programs are being offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this summer. Please see the individual program descriptions listed. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

June 27, 2014
Explore National Lakeshore with Passport to the Dunes
Discover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through a new Passport to the Dunes program. With so many different access points, it can be difficult to find all of this national park’s special places. The passport helps guide visitors on an adventure of discovery to nine park locations ranging from West Beach to lesser-known areas like the Great Marsh, Glenwood Dunes and Miller Woods.

June 16, 2014
Midsummer Program and Evening Concert at Chellberg Farm 2014
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Celebrate summer on Saturday, June 21 with a traditional Midsummer Celebration from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and a Summer Solstice Evening Concert from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm.

June 03, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on East Branch of the Little Calumet River Use Management Planning
The National Park Service is preparing a draft Environmental Assessment for the “East Branch of the Little Calumet River Use Management Plan” for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and is seeking public comment.

June 02, 2014
JUNE PROGRAMS AT THE NATIONAL LAKESHORE
There’s always something different to focus on in a park as diverse as Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

May 30, 2014
National Lakeshore Open and Ready for Busy Summer
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: New superintendent Paul Labovitz recently welcomed about 80 seasonal employees to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in preparation for another busy summer along the shores of Lake Michigan.

May 20, 2014
Soundwalk at the National Lakeshore
Polish your listening skills during the May 24th Douglas Center for Environmental Education open house program. Helpful tips will be shared by members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology as you learn to slow down your thoughts and become attuned to nature’s ways.

May 16, 2014
Garden Programs at National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Celebrate spring and the return of the growing season on Saturday, May 17, at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm.

April 24, 2014
Mount Baldy to Remain Closed This Summer as Scientists Continue Investigation
Despite the use of ground penetrating radar, and data gathering at two additional holes that have appeared since last July, scientists still don’t know the cause of the holes at Mt. Baldy in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Additional research will be conducted this summer and may last into the fall.

April 17, 2014
Green Gary Celebration at National Lakeshore and Marquette Park
Join in the celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week with the annual Green Gary event on Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at both the Paul H. Douglas Center and Marquette Park in Gary, Indiana. This free event features lots of family-friendly activities and is presented in a partnership between the National Park Service, the Gary Parks Department and Gary Department of Green Urbanism/MS4.

April 17, 2014
Go Wild for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Celebrate National Park Week with special events! Go wild for the 15 miles of beach, over 45 miles of trails, and 15,000 acres of dunes, woods, marshes, and prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore during National Park Week, April 19 through 27, 2014.

April 17, 2014
Science Program Offered on May 3rd at National Lakeshore
Learn about research being conducted within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore by talking with scientists, and joining them for a short time in the field. This “Indiana Dunes, Science, and YOU!” program is geared toward individuals and families, and will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center Auditorium.

April 15, 2014
Spring Wildflower Hike and Volunteer Activity at National Lakeshore
Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Heron Rookery on April 19, for a volunteer activity in the morning or a wildflower hike in the afternoon. From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., join park resource management staff to help remove invasive species along the Heron Rookery Trail that threaten the native wildflowers.

April 11, 2014
Music Heritage Series Program on April 25 at National Lakeshore
Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with spring and Earth Day. Tune up your vocal cords and gather up for a sing-along on Friday, April 25, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center.

April 08, 2014
Indiana Dunes NPS to Conduct Spring Prescribed Fires
The National Park Service is planning six prescribed fires this spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Approximately 1,350 acres will be burned. Fire is used as a tool for the park’s long-term restoration efforts.

March 18, 2014
Womens History Month Celebration at National Lakeshore
Celebrate Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 22 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore with an inspiring film about scientist, environmental activist and author, Rachel Carson. The film runs for 60 minutes and will be shown throughout the day and upon request in the Douglas Center auditorium.

March 11, 2014
National Park Service to Hire Summer Youth Workers
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has jobs for 10 teenagers this summer. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program is a work-learn-earn program for 15-18 year-olds. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2013. No experience is necessary. Participants will be selected by random draw from the pool of applications.

March 04, 2014
Tourism to National Lakeshore creates 75 million dollars in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,889,381 visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 2012 spent $75.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 947 jobs in the local area.

February 18, 2014
Learn the Best Fishing Spots in the National Lakeshore
Join a ranger on February 22, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Visitor Center and learn about some of the best fishing spots in the national lakeshore and surrounding areas.

February 14, 2014
Get an Early Taste of Spring at National Lakeshore Maple Sugar Time
Warm up with an early taste of spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s annual Maple Sugar Time. The historic Chellberg Farm will be bustling with the activities of maple sugaring from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the weekends of March 1 & 2 and March 8 & 9, 2014. Join park rangers and volunteers for this fun and educational event marking the unofficial start of spring in dune country.

February 10, 2014
Paul Labovitz selected as new Superintendent at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
OMAHA, Neb. – Paul Labovitz, currently Superintendent at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (NRRA) in St. Paul, Minn., has been selected as the new Superintendent at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, headquartered in Porter, Ind. He succeeds Costa Dillon, who retired from the National Park Service (NPS) in August 2013, and begins this new assignment on May 18, 2014.

January 27, 2014
FEBRUARY PROGRAMS AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE
The following programs are being offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this winter. Please see the individual program descriptions listed below. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu. All programs are free.

January 24, 2014
Housing Needed for National Lakeshore Summer Employees
The National Park Service is in need of short-term housing near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for the summer’s seasonal workforce of park rangers, guides, maintenance workers, and research aids.

January 22, 2014
Temporary Site Closures at National Lakeshore
Three sites within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore may experience brief, temporary closures this winter. West Beach, Tolleston Dunes, and Cowles Bog may be closed on a few weekday afternoons between January 27 and March 31, 2014. The closures are to ensure the safety of the public during resource restoration work related to deer management. These sites will remain open on most weekdays this winter and will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

January 22, 2014
Night Sky Gazing at National Lakeshore
Winter offers some of our best stargazing opportunities. Join a star gazing club at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, January 25 between 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and learn about the Orion nebula, the Pleiades cluster, and Perseus. Participants will also learn basic star identification using telescopes, binoculars and star charts.

December 19, 2013
Educator Workshop at National Lakeshore
Last summer, two teachers, Stephanie Crook, of Hebron High School and William McCullom of Whiting’s George Rogers Clark High School, interned through the National Park Service’s Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Crook and McCullom will host a workshop for teachers and other educators who are interested in incorporating the Indiana Dunes into their lesson plans. They will share highlights from the programs they created while at the park including a bio-caching activity and a self-guided program using the park.

December 18, 2013
Winter Video Series at National Lakeshore
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Take a break from the cold winter weather at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center. Stop by the center everySaturdayafternoon at1:30 p.m.and enjoy a fun and educational video about nature, environmental issues, or other national parks.

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