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Volunteers are needed for a morning of caring for your national park on Saturdays and Sundays from July 1 through August 19, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Miller Woods. Projects such as removing invasive species, planting natives, or picking up trash will focus on the preservation and restoration of the rare black oak savanna and wetland complexes found in Miller Woods.
This will be an outdoor activity so dress for the weather and be prepared to walk off-trail in the woods. All equipment and protective gear including gloves and eye protection will be provided. Please meet at the Paul H. Douglas Center. Contact the Park Connection volunteer office at 219-221-7098 or email parkconnection@gmail for additional information.
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 417 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Up to 2 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.