Next Chance to Meet the Supereintendent
Ever wonder what is going on at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, what is planned for the future, or what you can do to help the park? The next two chances to talk to the park superintendent are August 6, 2009 at 7:00p.m. at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at the intersection of State Road 49 and U.S. Highway 20 in Porter, Indiana and August 7, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Dunewood Campground Amphitheater at 1 Golfwood Road in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Here is your opportunity to get your questions answered or to voice your thoughts about your neighborhood national park.
Superintendent Dillon said he welcomes the opportunity to hear from the public. “I have enjoyed talking to folks at Portage Lakefront and at the Douglas Center in Miller and I want to hear more suggestions and ideas and even complaints that will make the park a better place,” said Dillon.
No reservations are required. Just show up.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. The Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site is operated by the City of Portage in partnership with the National Park Service. 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?
Without fire, there could be no prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Non-prairie plant species would crowd out native prairie grasses. These rare grasslands are maintained through periodic controlled burns.