NPS - National Park Service

04/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/01/2021 14:06

Volunteers Needed for Indiana Dunes Earth Day Cleanup

April 1, 2021

NDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: - Registration for the 1st annual Indiana Dunes Trash Trekkers Earth Day Cleanup is now open. This year's cleanup is on Thursday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes, Indiana Dunes Tourism, and the Volunteer Office of Indiana Dunes National Park.

Family, friends, neighbors, and park employees will join forces to collect a winter's worth of trash and debris from roadsides, beaches, the Little Calumet River, and the trails of Indiana Dunes Country to help beautify the parks and make the region a cleaner place to live. 'Participating in the cleanup is a great way to take pride in your community, celebrate the spring, and enjoy your neighborhood National Park' said Volunteer Program Manager Jim Whitenack.

Crews will collect and bag roadside trash to be picked up later by Indiana Dunes National Park maintenance crews. To be assigned to a cleanup location, register with the park's volunteer office before Sunday, April 18. Contact: [email protected] or call 219 221-7098.

For more information on Indiana Dunes National Park, please contact the visitor center's information line at 219-395-1882.

Indiana Dunes National Park is one of 423 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. More than two million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.