New national park push being made for Indiana Dunes

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — A contemporary effort is being made in Congress to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan as a nationwide park.

A bill for the designation has been filed by Indiana Sens. Todd Young and Mike Braun and Rep. Pete Visclosky. The similar proposal changed into licensed by the Residence in 2017 but didn’t derive during the final Congress. The Senate didn’t recall a vote.

Visclosky says designating Indiana Dunes as a nationwide park would acknowledge what he calls the lakeshore’s environmental wonder and beef up the living’s economy.

The nationwide lakeshore changed into established in 1966 and now contains about 15,000 acres at the southern end of Lake Michigan. There’s moreover an Indiana deliver park within the set apart.

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