Protecting the Dunes: Indiana Dunes Dedication
NIPSCO's Ben Felton (V.P. of Power Delivery), NPS Superintendent Paul Labovitz (center), and NPT's Grace Lee (at podium) welcome students from Chicago. Protected land can be seen in the background.
Last month, NPT participated in the dedication ceremony at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to celebrate the land acquisition that will add 30 acres around the Visitor Centerto the national park. Local 4th graders from two Buddy Bison schools (Discovery Charter School and Hammond Elementary) as well as students visiting the park from Taylor University joined the dedication festivities.
Much of the property is forested wetland that will now be preserved as part of the National Lakeshore. The project was funded by Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)as part of a $1.5 M environmental enforcement consent decree. NPT acquired and currently holds title to the land which will be conveyed to the park this summer.