Voice of the
My heart is heavy with concern for our dear Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore and its many programs which have long been in effect and are now
Although having been aware for some time of the various changes that are
happening there, I especially refer you to Nora Glenn’s article in the
January 12, 2007 Post Tribune: “National Park Service appears to be cutting
back on programs.”
For many, many, many years many, many kind-hearted, sincere and dedicated
people have created and effectuated many, many, many wonderful and varied
programs for the public! I have attended countless of those, such as Ranger
Kelli English’ Martin Luther King Jr. program, etc. They are wonderful,
informative and entertaining.
I especially am involved in and care about the programs at the Chellberg
Farm and the Bailly Homestead. I have seen personally for years how
meaningful these programs are to the public, especially including school
children who have no other knowledge of our local past.
I beg you, do not let these programs die. This park being somewhat
metropolitan oriented, especially needs, wants and enjoys its many programs
to the public: travelers, campers and locals. PLEASE do not let these
programs die. Do not let them be banned and or be changed.
Please do NOT let our farm animals be sold and diminished so that the
programs fade and falter.
The Friends of the Dunes is a wonderful group of hard-working and caring
people. PLEASE do not allow their efforts to be eliminated. They have long
raised funds for their work in the Dunes and accomplished many outstanding
improvements to the programs.
(I am also sick about the war in Iraq and feel that, among other wasteful
programs, is where our funds are going!)
As you especially know, our National Parks are our treasures, and the fine,
wonderful and sincere programs that join them are lace on the bonnets.
Dorothy M. Meyers