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NPS releases long range interpretive plan for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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The National Park Service (NPS) has completed a new long-range plan designed to guide the interpretive and educational programs and media at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

The development of the plan included input from partners, neighbors, stakeholders, and the general public.

“The education and interpretation goals for national parks are derived from the purposes of each park as defined by Congress in the legislation creating the park,” NPS said in a statement released today.

“Long-range interpretive plans provide guidance for park staff in determining education objectives, programs audiences, and the types of media and personal services that could be used to accomplish those park goals. The primary purpose of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and all national parks, is to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources of the park.”

The long-range interpretive plan can be found on the park’s website at

A copy of the plan will also be available for viewing by the public at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.

For more information on the plan or other interpretation or education programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at (219) 395-1882 or at

The visitor center is located at 1215 N. Ind. 49 in Porter.


Posted 5/17/2011