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Riverwatching training workshops planned for volunteers interested in monitoring streams

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, News

This spring the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative will be launching a volunteer stream monitoring program to increase public involvement opportunities and collect vital water quality data.  They will continue monitoring at several of the sites used by IDEM for the baseline water quality assessment.  Additional sites likely will be added at a later time. … Continued

South Shore Orchestra kicks off 2015 Season with “Tango Fusion” concert at Memorial Opera House

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Culture, Events, News

VALPARAISO, IN – Members of the South Shore Orchestra (SSO) will perform a colorful assortment of South American tango and Middle Eastern music for the orchestra’s first Lunchtime Chamber Series concert at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Memorial Opera House. The “Tango Fusion” program will include music by Piazzolla, Hovhaness, Cirque du Soleil … Continued

Our roadsides tell a story

Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Kankakee Sands, Nature, Prairie, Restoration

By Alyssa Nyberg As the snow that covers our roadsides finally begins to melt away, I can’t help but wonder what treasures we will find. Although we drive them every day, our roadsides are one of the most commonly overlooked natural spaces in our communities. Our roadsides tell a story. They tell about the present … Continued

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival coming May 7-10, 2015

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Events, Indiana Dunes, Nature

Celebrate the Indiana Dunes Country’s amazing birdwatching at the inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 7-10, 2015 Organized by the Indiana Audubon Society, the festival will highlight the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities. Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will serve as host sites. The festival will benefit the … Continued

Public invited to A Victorian Christmas Party at Brown Mansion in Chesterton

Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 in Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Events, History, Holiday

The Westchester Township History Museum will celebrate the holiday with its annual Christmas party, once again with a Victorian theme. The public is invited to join the festivities which will take place between 1:15 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, at the museum, located in the Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. … Continued

Fondness for a Flower: Rattlesnake Master

Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014 in Nature, Prairie

By Alyssa Nyberg November is the month to give thanks for things we are fond of…for friends, family and of course, for flowers! Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a favorite flower of the prairies. It doesn’t just have a great name, it also attracts a wide variety of insects and songbirds. Additionally, rattlesnake master is … Continued

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