The Save the Dunes Conservation Fund has recently acquired 96.3 acres of wet
woods in Pine Township, bringing its ownership of nature preserves to 306
acres in Northwest Indiana.
The SDCF acquired the Pine Township property from The Sisters of the Holy
Cross. The name of the property is Moreau Preserve, selected by the Sisters
in honor of their founder, Father Basil Moreau.
Moreau Preserve is located just south of the new Pine Township School on the
Porter/LaPorte County Line Road.
The SDCF last Sunday offered a hike through the preserve for donors who
contributed toward the purchase of the property. Participants were treated to
the site of hundreds of jack-in-the-pulpits, wild geraniums, and trilliums in
the coastal forest.
"Save the Dunes Conservation Fund has a very active land and stewardship
program," said Deb Chubb, president of the Save the Dunes Council. "This
acquisition is a perfect example of the habitats we are working to keep
natural and bio-diverse."
In addition to owning and managing 306 acres, the SDCF holds conservation
easements on 107 acres.
For more information on the SDCF’s Land and Stewardship Program, see