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Dunes parks aiming to expand visitor experiences

Dunes parks aiming to expand visitor experiences

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore staff members and Ivy Tech students plant native species plants at Cowles Bog.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
Dune Acres dedicated to neighbors, environment

Dune Acres dedicated to neighbors, environment

The National Parks Conservation Association and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore work with college student and faculty volunteers in June 2011 to plant native species at Cowles Bog in Dune Acres.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Interns help strengthen Dunes

Interns help strengthen Dunes

Indiana University Northwest Professor Erin Argyilan throws invasive cattails Friday while planting native species at Cowles Bog near Dune Acres in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

June 10, 2011 5:15 pm
Interns help strengthen Dunes

Interns help strengthen Dunes

The National Parks Conservation Association and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore work with college student and faculty volunteers Friday to plant native species at Cowles Bog in the park near Dune Acres.

June 10, 2011 5:15 pm
Interns help strengthen Dunes

Interns help strengthen Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore biological science technician Steve Smith helps Ivy Tech Valparaiso campus student Heather Dulaney plant native species plants at Cowles Bog in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore near Dune Acres.

June 10, 2011 5:15 pm
Interns help strengthen Dunes

Interns help strengthen Dunes

Indiana University Northwest junior Nicole Grabos, center, plants native species in Cowles Bog on Friday with the help of the National Parks Conservation Association and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at the national park near Dune Acres.

June 10, 2011 5:15 pm
POTW April 17-April 23 - EARTHDAY

POTW April 17-April 23 - EARTHDAY

Herb Read, of Chesterton, stands in Cowles Bog in Dune Acres on Wednesday. In 1970, NIPSCO proposed building the Bailly Nuclear Generating Plant near the bog. The couple led a fight against the nuclear plant and NIPSCO finally relented after not being able to stabilize foundation pilings in …

April 25, 2011 1:48 pm
Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

A plaque marks Cowles Bog in Dune Acres as a registered natural landmark. A proposed nuclear power plant was to be built near the bog until NIPSCO canceled plans after failing to drill foundation pilings.

April 20, 2011 1:55 pm
Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Herb and Charlotte Read, of Chesterton, stand Wednesday at Cowles Bog in Dune Acres.

April 20, 2011 1:55 pm
Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Herb and Charlotte Read, of Chesterton, stand in Cowles Bog in Dune Acres on Wednesday. In 1970, NIPSCO proposed building the Bailly Nuclear Generating Plant near the bog. The couple led a fight against the nuclear plant.

April 20, 2011 1:50 pm
Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Herb Read, of Chesterton, walks through Cowles Bog in Dune Acres on Wednesday.

April 20, 2011 1:50 pm
Future green

Future green

Herb and Charlotte Read of Chesterton stand at Cowles Bog in Dune Acres on April 20. The Reads are among a group long-time area environmental activists now in their 80s.

April 20, 2011 1:50 pm
Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Herb and Charlotte Read, of Chesterton, stand in Cowles Bog in Dune Acres on Wednesday. In 1970, NIPSCO proposed building the Bailly Nuclear Generating Plant near the bog. The couple led a fight against the nuclear plant.

April 20, 2011 1:40 pm
Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Herb and Charlotte Read, of Chesterton, pull an old beer bottle out of Cowles Bog in Dune Acres on Wednesday. The Reads fought against NIPSCO and the proposed Bailly Nuclear Power Plant near the bog in 1970.

April 20, 2011 1:40 pm
Herb and Charlotte Read

Herb and Charlotte Read

Smoke stacks at the Arcelor Mittal Steel plant in Burns Harbor rise above cattails in Cowles Bog, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. According to Herb Read, Cowles Bog was being inadvertent drained by early digging for the proposed Bailly Nuclear Power Plant near the bog.

April 20, 2011 1:35 pm
Herb and Charlotte Read

Herb and Charlotte Read

Herb and Charlotte Read of Chesterton stand at Cowles Bog in Dune Acres on April 20. The home local environmental pioneer Herb Read built for his parents in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

April 20, 2011 1:35 pm
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