Chesterton Tribune

Beach towns call for saving Chellberg Farm

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Two more communities are calling on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to reopen Chellberg Farm as a historic working farm.

The town councils of Dune Acres and Beverly Shores recently pass resolutions in support of reopening the farm.

The Dune Acres’ resolution, the legal notice for which appeared in last week’s Chesterton Tribune, calls on the National Lakeshore to return the displaced farm animals and historic farming equipment, to plant crops, and to retain a farmer to oversee the operations.

The resolution passed by council members Jeffry Swoger, John Sullivan, and Louise Roberts states in part: “We recognize that the Chellberg Farm is historically significant to our community, and that it has been culturally and educationally an example of human progression of activities in this region.”

The Beverly Shores Town Council passed a similar resolution.

Other resolutions in support of Chellberg Farm have been passed by the Chesterton Town Council, the Porter County Commissioners, and the Michigan City Council. In addition, the Save the Dunes Council has an online petition at

Posted 8/25/2009