Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Barker House, 444 Barker Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
Join Save the Dunes in welcoming Dr. Dan Mason, a botanist with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, for a lovely evening lecture. Dr. Mason has been working for many years on critical wetland restoration projects in the Great Marsh area of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The Great Marsh is the largest interdunal wetland in the Lake Michigan watershed. But the impacts of farming and ditching, and the construction of roads, levees, factories, and houses have greatly reduced the size of the Great Marsh. Due to fragmentation and draining of the wetland, invasive species threaten native flora and fauna and reduce habitat for migratory birds. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is working to protect and restore the Great Marsh. Dr. Dan Mason will share the fascinating history of this wetland, discuss the science behind planning for its restoration, and explain ongoing and future restoration efforts. The event will be held at Barker House, 444 Barker Road, Michigan City, IN. RSVPs requested but not required to heather @ savedunes.org or by calling 219-879-3564 x 121. Hot chocolate, coffee and tea will be provided.