Save the Dunes Hosting Two Nature Hikes

2013-06-05T09:55:00Z Save the Dunes Hosting Two Nature Hikes nwitimes.com
June 05, 2013 9:55 am

West Beach Succession Trail Hike & BBQ

Join us for an exciting summer evening at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at West Beach on Monday, June 17th, at 5:00PM. The evening will begin with a 1.4 mile hike on the West Beach Succession Trail, led by our friends from the National Park Service. Afterwards, Save the Dunes staff will tickle your taste buds with delicious BBQ. Side dishes are welcome. There will be a $6 charge per car to enter. Funds will benefit the National Park Service. Space is limited.

Directions: Starting at U.S. 80/94, go north on U.S. 51/Ripley Street 1 mile.

Turn right (east) on Melton Road/U.S. 20 go 0.9 mile.

Turn left (north) on County Line Road and go 1 2/10 mile.

Turn right (east) into the entrance to West Beach and follow road to parking area.

Calumet Hiking Series - Hobart Marsh Hike

Join us for the Calumet Series Hike for the Hobart Marsh Complex on Saturday, June 15th, at 9:00AM. Hikers will visit several protected sites under multiple conservation entities ownerships and learn about current restoration activities and the importance of this unique Complex. Bring snacks and/or a sack lunch and plenty of water. We will be driving to some of the sites, which all the sites are within a 2-mile radius.

Directions: Meet at the Robinson Lake parking lot in Hobart, IN. From I-94, take I-65 southbound and

exit onto the US 6/Ridge Road ramp. Turn right onto Ridge Road and travel roughly 1 mile, then turn south on Liverpool Road. Travel roughly 2 1/4 miles on Liverpool Road. The parking lot will be on the west side of Liverpool Road.

Please RSVP if you are planning on attending either hike event at our website: www.savedunes.org/monthly. Dress appropriate for the weather, long pants and hiking boots are advised.

Save the Dunes owns and manages over 500 acres of nature preserves and natural areas in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties. These properties are managed to protect, restore, and preserve these natural areas in order to promote biodiversity, protect rare species, and maintain a rich natural heritage for Northwest Indiana. Funded by grants, donations, and invaluable help from volunteers, Save the Dunes works to restore prairies, savannas, wetlands, and other natural communities in the region. Visit our website at www.savedunes.org for more information about the organization. If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please contact Samantha Erdelac. She can also get you started on an independent project, or you may be able to even work as part of the crew for a day.

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