Calumet Stewardship Initiative

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.

We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.
 
Taking care of the national parks and helping Americans take care of their communities is a job we love, and we need - and welcome - your help and support.
 
In the shadow of Chicago, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan. 15,000 acres are yours to search for rare birds, fly a kite, wonder at the wildflower diversity, meander 45 miles of trails, cool your feet in Lake Michigan, or just be alone withyour thoughts.
 
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore staff participates actively in the education and stewardship teams of CSI. We work with the other groups to network, develop joint programs, and help each other reach out to the community to make them aware of our programs. The past two summers the Douglas Center has hosted a Leave No Child Inside event in June and CSI partners have been an important part of both events, providing connections to new audiences and interesting demonstrations.
 
The CSI calendar is an important tool for the park to promote teacher workshops, stewardship events, volunteer opportunities and other educational programs to wider audiences in the region.
 
Contact Information: indu_communications@nps.gov
 

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