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Save the Dunes donates land to Beverly Shores

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The Beverly Shores Town Council added five parcels of land to its open space--a gift from Save the Dunes--at the council’s meeting July 21.

The property will be held in perpetuity as natural land.

“This gift is the largest ever to our town’s Green Space Initiative,” said Sara Leonard, who chairs the Beverly Shores Green Space Committee.

Nicole Barker, executive director of Save the Dunes, said of this gift, “The town’s willingness to keep the property as open space for conservation purposes and to refrain from development made this gift possible. We are delighted to co-operate with neighbors who share our goals.”

“The Town of Beverly Shores began its Green Space Initiative in 2003 to help preserve land that is ecologically precious and gives easy access to nature, especially the natural dunes topography,” Leonard said. “We are pleased that, with the Save the Dunes gift, we now protect 21 parcels of land.”

Save the Dunes, better known as Save the Dunes Council, is one of Northwest Indiana’s oldest conservation organizations.

Founded more than 60 years ago, the Council spearheaded the fight to create the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Headquartered in Michigan City, STD works to protect Lake Michigan’s ecosystem and watershed, to educate the public about conservation, and to reduce pollution.

 

Posted 7/24/2014