The National Park Service has announced that the beach at Mount Baldy, located in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, will reopen on July 14th at noon. The Mount Baldy area has been closed since the summer of 2013 when holes began opening up on the dune’s surface from decaying trees. Safe access to the beach was also destroyed by beach erosion.
The Washington Park Zoo proudly announces it’s joint partnership with Franklin Pest Solutions for their new Pollinator Pathway Garden. With a generous donation from Franklin Pest Solutions, the Washington Park Zoo was able to create a natural wildlife habitat to demonstrate a significant example of the conservation power each person or organization has to help wildlife in their own backyards just by adding features to their landscape.
Imagine taking your bike to the Indiana Dunes for the day and biking along their beautiful trails or spending the day in Chicago without having to worry about utilizing expensive transportation throughout the city. These are just two of many realities made possible by the Bikes on Trains program offered by the South Shore Line.
“That’s a big one!”
It was hard to tell who was more excited as father and son admired the contents of their dip net—a 2 inch crayfish. The small group of parents and kids gathered on the bank of the Little Calumet River glanced over appreciatively.
As swim season approaches, the City of Michigan City, Michigan City Fire Department and Michigan City Parks and Recreation Department encourage children and parents in the area to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind.
Friendship Botanic Gardens is officially opening to the public and commencing our 2017 season this Saturday, from 10am to 6pm CDT. This is your chance to see the the incredible transformations made possible by the tireless efforts of our Board, staff, and volunteers. Families can check out the newest additions to the ArcelorMittal Children's Garden -- an arena for nature-based play and learning experiences created thanks to the support of the ArcelorMittal Corporation.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore education partner, Dunes Learning Center, is proud to be the recipient of a $2,500 Patagonia Environmental Grant to engage youth through field-based stewardship and learning in their communities.