The following is a letter to the editor from the Friday, December 11, 2015
printed Chesterton Tribune:
recent letter, the National Park Service provided details that are more than
2 years old to a poorly- informed activist group.
The process of a
state purchasing land as part of a federal conversion process is nothing new
– states include funds to purchase land to add to existing parks as part of
their regular budgets - and this has long been part of Indianaís
overall plan for this project, as noted in the NPS letter.
The very point of
the environmental assessment currently being conducted is to determine,
among other things, the amount of land affected by this public-private
project and how much land will have to be converted -
again, information that is outlined in the NPS letter.
that certain activist groups would prefer to mislead the public with
erroneous and outdated information, rather than working with state officials
to identify the best ways this project - which has already resulted in more
than $1 million in public benefits - can best continue to benefit the public
once itís complete.
For the original item referenced above see:
Group: NPS finds
Dunes State Park banquet center noncompliant use of federally regulated