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Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary


1150 S. 11th St., Chesterton, IN 46304


Phone: (219) 477-8247


Porterco Conservation Trust, Inc., supported by the Porter County Parks Foundation, Inc., both 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations, is taking this wetland, and former garbage dump, under their wing. Its best use is to restore it as a shorebird sanctuary, suitable for the broad swath of migrating birds to rest, feed, and prepare for their continued journeys. Some areas within the sanctuary will be specifically constructed for migratory shorebirds, with managed pond levels, appropriate food sources, and habitat. The sanctuary will also allow for permanent wildlife residents and flora native to this region as well as amenities for their human friends.