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.
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
Founded more than
60 years ago, the Council spearheaded the fight to create the Indiana Dunes
Michigan City, STD works to protect Lake Michigan’s ecosystem and watershed,
to educate the public about conservation, and to reduce pollution.