Topic: CHesterton

  • 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

    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

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  • Winter is a great time to visit our nature sites

    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

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

    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

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  • Coffee Creek Park gets a new Bridge

    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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  • Coffee Creek Park gets a new Bridge

    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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