Two more communities are calling on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to
reopen Chellberg Farm as a historic working farm.
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.
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.”
Shores Town Council passed a similar resolution.
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