supporters will meet Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., at Hageman Library,
100 Francis St., Porter.
“The effort to stop
the privatization and commercialization of the Indiana Dunes State Park is
not over,” said Dunes Action co-founder Jim Sweeney, “Our work continues to
stop the project.”
Attendees will get
an update on the Land and Water Conservation Fund of 1965. The LWCF is a
federal grant-making program for outdoor recreation and the park is bound to
The Porter County
Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and Dunes Action have already made a case
for stopping the project on the grounds that it violates federal guidelines
in the LWCF.
More activities for
Dunes Action will be discussed, as will fundraising and volunteers needed
for committee work. Informational flyers, yard sign stands to replace those
broken in bad weather, and No Banquet Center on the State Park Beach buttons
will be available.
Dunes Action! is a
grassroots, all-volunteer, non-partisan coalition that is opposed to the
plan by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to allow a private
development company to build and operate a conference/banquet center on the
lakefront at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
Donations by check
may be sent to: PCC Izaak Walton League of America, 791 N. Calumet Ave.,
Valparaiso, IN, 46383. (Write Dunes Action in the memo line).
correspondence may also be sent to Dunes Action! at P.O. Box 2031,
Chesterton, IN, 46304. Find Dunes Action on Facebook and at