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Native Plant Talks at the National Park

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Date: May 15, 2023

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Grow your plant knowledge and plan out your own native flower garden while you learn about the diverse plant life that grows throughout the Indiana Dunes. Renowned botanists Steve Sass and Nate Scheerer will be sharing their expertise at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center during two different programs.

On Saturday, May 27, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, plant expert Nate Scheerer will talk about plants that are native to the area and how they can be incorporated into your own landscaping. 

Then, on Sunday, May 28 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, join renowned botanist, Steve Sass to celebrate the botanical treasures of the Indiana Dunes. Learn about plant communities and their essential role in the web of life. 

These two programs are sponsored by Friends of Indiana Dunes, who are holding their 27th Annual Native Plant Sale on June 3rd. Preorders are strongly encouraged. For more information call 219-707-3617 or go to for an order form. 

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 North State Road 49, about one mile north of Interstate 94. For more information on this and other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call 219-395-1882, visit our website, download the official National Park Service app, or view our Facebook page. 

Indiana Dunes National Park is one of more than 400 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 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.  

Last updated: May 15, 2023

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