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Help us reach our $401,000 goal by 12/31 so we can start 2015 strong defending them.

The national parks are yours.

Make your year-end, tax-deductible contribution to protect them today!

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National Park, Regional Treasure: Project Partners

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The National Parks Conservation Association is the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing America’s National Parks. NPCA, its members, and partners work together to protect the park system and preserve our nation's natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come. The Midwest Regional Office of NPCA is leading the strategic plan and gathering park supporters from throughout the region and beyond to add their voices to the process.


The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University provides training, education, research, planning, design, and technical assistance for recreation and park management agencies across the nation. Through its work with organizations such as the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the State of Indiana, the City of Gary, plus dozens of other agencies, the Eppley Institute combines academic expertise with real-world experience to develop practical, effective solutions. Staff at the Eppley Institute will provide expertise in regional research analysis, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and operational feasibility.

The Field Museum of Chicago, incorporated in 1893, will provide research and counsel to the planning efforts at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Recognizing and connecting community strengths is key to putting plans into action, and the Museum’s division of Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo) has extensive experience with integrating the social characteristics of the Calumet Region into environmental conservation.

Founded in 1966 to protect the highly endangered Dunes along the Indiana Coast, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes more than 15,000 acres of sensitive dune lands, bird-filled marshes, oak and maple forests and remnants of once-vast prairies. The staff of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Midwest Region of the National Park Service will participate in the planning process and has supported the planning efforts fully.



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This strategic plan is sponsored by The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, ArcelorMittal and a dedicated group of National Parks Conservation Association members.

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