Indiana Dunes Nationwide Park input for entrance fee backlog maintenance

Superintendent Paul Labovitz suggests the Indiana Dunes National Park is “kind of conquer up” and…

Superintendent Paul Labovitz suggests the Indiana Dunes National Park is “kind of conquer up” and requirements an infusion of dollars to assistance with a backlog of “significantly much more than” $30 million in maintenance projects.

From roadways to trails, he claims, “Anything constructed by humans is wearing out.”

And, he provides, “We’re just not catching up to that.”

So, for the very first time in its 55-yr background, the park is proposing entrance service fees. He “unscientifically” estimates that it could generate $3 million to $5 million a yr, which he suggests could “nibble away” at the requires. That also could assistance with the Marquette Greenway trail that communities are piecing with each other among Chicago and New Buffalo.

From now right until Oct. 1, the park is having comments on the proposed charges, together with incorporating team and backcountry camping. The park will hold an on the web community meeting on these problems from 6-8 p.m. CDT today. Obtain the meeting’s Zoom connection below in this column on the net. Enter the conference with the passcode: 074744.