Exemptions to President Trump's hiring freeze for federal employees will allow the National Park Service to address seasonal and short-term positions, but uncertainty remains over the size of the agency's permanent workforce and whether it will be sufficient to manage the more than 400 units of the National Park System, a National Parks Conservation Association official said Wednesday.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana on Thursday submitted legislation to rename Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to Indiana Dunes National Park, which would make it the first full-fledged national park in Indiana.
If you’re at a Great Lakes park this summer, you might read poetry on signs where you expect to find information. Nature poems masquerading as official park signs can be found throughout Apostle Islands, Pictured Rocks, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshores, as well as Isle Royale National Park at trails, vistas, and beaches as part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration.
Restoration work on some wetlands at the Great Marsh at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is coming this spring.
Barring cloudy skies, some great stargazing from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana is planned for early next month.
If you live near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana, hope for clear skies Sunday night and head to the lakeshore to watch the super moon rise over the lakeshore.
Taiga is a word of just two syllables, and yet it connotes remoteness. Its synonym – boreal – is slightly more familiar, though it too conjures the distant, the mysterious. But if you travel to the Great Lakes, to the national lakeshores that line the southern shores of those inland oceans known as Superior and Michigan, you can find yourself deep in the coniferous forests, the taiga or boreal forests, more familiar to the Canadian landscapes to the north.
Wave action at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana has forced the National Park Service to close the Central Avenue Beach for the foreseeable future due to erosion.