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IN: Lakeshore closer to becoming national park

(Oct. 5, 2017) -- A U.S. House committee has advanced a plan to make Indiana's Dunes National Lakeshore a national park.

PORTER, Ind. — A U.S. House committee has advanced a plan to make Indiana’s Dunes National Lakeshore a national park.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the House Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved the plan Wednesday. The full House will next vote on whether to send it to the Senate.

Read the full story from The San Francisco Chronicle.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

One comment

  1. In an earlier article from the NY Times about the overcrowding of National Parks an $11 Billion maintenance deficit was mentioned along with a 13% budget decrease proposed by the Trump administration.

    I’m sure this is a wonderful area and would make a spectacular National Park, however how much deferred maintenance will be added to our already overburdened National Park System? Any money taken from our current National Park System to run this new National Park could be devastating.

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