This is my last column for The Times as I end my time at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and retire from the National Park Service.
The importance of thinking and acting regionally is critical to the future of Northwest Indiana and integral to the management of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The national park is spread across 32 miles of Northwest Indiana and includes portions of Porter, Lake and LaPorte counties and …
PORTER | Two propane-powered buses could be shuttling visitors to and through the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore by this summer.
Those of us who have been around a while think we know our national park.
An editorial Friday should have said the pedestrian bridge proposed by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Costa Dillon would go over U.S. 12, Ind. 249 and Burns Ditch in Portage.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Costa Dillon's vision for a hiking and biking suspension bridge in Portage is worth pursuing.
There are some things it would take an act of Congress to resolve, and straightening out the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore access issues is unfortunately one of them.
Visitors to Porter Beach could be in for a treat in summers to come. The small but popular Lake Michigan waterfront is being eyed for possible future work to improve access to the beach and make visits a better experience.
It has been said that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Yes, the park gets 2 million visitors a year, but many people do not realize there is a national park here or that the places they love to visit are part of the national park.
Lake Michigan can be a wonderful place to swim and surf, but it can also be a dangerous place. The National Park Service reminds visitors to use care when swimming in the lake. We do our best to inform the public of what they need to do to protect themselves, but we cannot make the park free…
Have you visited the Lake Michigan shoreline lately? Well, I got to leave my office Tuesday to enjoy the lake at the Portage Lakefront Park and Riverwalk.
Jim Janesheski, board member of the newly formed Dunes National Park Association, was quoted in Wednesday editions saying some members of the association favor construction of a lodge with underground parking in the national park. Association officials said Wednesday there is no plan or goal…
Even as new life is being breathed into the former Lake County Nurses' Home, the House of Tomorrow has been placed on the preservation group Indiana Landmarks' list of 10 most endangered places in Indiana. Gary's Union Station and other historical buildings similarly are threatened.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County commissioners approved a compromise Tuesday to allow several roads to close within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Diversity continues to be a topic of much discussion in Northwest Indiana. The National Park Service has a strong history of diversity and is encouraged by regional efforts to recognize that differences can be strengths. At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, diversity has multiple meanings.
Costa Dillon is superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Travelers to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore might be uncertain as to when they've entered or left the park.
It has been said that other than the U.S. Postal Service and the Transportation Security Administration, the National Park Service is the federal agency most Americans are likely to contact face to face.
The National Park Service has been talking about turning a portion of U.S. 12 into a scenic drive ever since Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's early days. It's time for action on the plan.
PORTER | As U.S. 12 cuts through Porter County, the diversity along the way can't go unnoticed. The six-mile stretch of U.S. 12 from ArcelorMittal's east gate to Derby Street just west of Broadway in Beverly Shores would, some say, make a perfect scenic drive.
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