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New video shows danger and beauty of Lake Michigan shelf ice; people can see it for themselves at events on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion rooftop

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, Winter

A group stands on the shore, a safe distance from the shelf ice. By Ken Kosky Shelf ice is a cold-weather phenomenon that occurs when cold temperatures freeze small areas of an open lake, forming float ice. This ice will build up over time and be pushed to shore by waves, eventually accumulating on top … Continued

Winter is a great time to visit our nature sites

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, Winter

Shelf ice is a site to see along Lake Michigan. By Ken Kosky My favorite time along the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail is autumn. There’s nothing better than hiking through wooded trails that are bursting with color on a 65-degree day. But another beautiful time is right now, with a blanket of snow covering … Continued

Indiana Dunes Tourism announces recipients of $26,800 in grants

Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve was a grant recipient BY INDIANA DUNES TOURISM Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, announced today that it has selected 10 non-profit organizations and government agencies to receive $26,800 in grant money to help promote their festivals and events, sporting competitions and other tourism-related projects during 2014. … Continued

Coffee Creek Park gets a new Bridge

Posted on Friday, December 17th, 2010 in Nature

One flood, two years of government permitting, and an absolutely ginormous crane later, Coffee Creek Park (site 21) has a new foot bridge over the stream. On December 8th, the old bridge—battered and broken by the flood waters of September 2008—was lifted off and a brand new, and very attractive, bridge lifted gently into place … Continued

Coffee Creek Park gets a new Bridge

Posted on Friday, December 17th, 2010 in Nature

One flood, two years of government permitting, and an absolutely ginormous crane later, Coffee Creek Park (site 21) has a new foot bridge over the stream. On December 8th, the old bridge—battered and broken by the flood waters of September 2008—was lifted off and a brand new, and very attractive, bridge lifted gently into place … Continued

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