Indiana Dunes 'Stop 24' restoration project complete
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Save the Dunes and the Town of Long Beach have completed a project to restore the natural dune habitat and enhance public access to Stop 24, one of the town’s public dune and lakeshore access sites.
The project began in 2019 when Stop 24 was overrun with invasive plant species and the path to access the beach and the lake was steep and treacherous.
In 2020, the Town of Long Beach hired a contractor who added a number of features to restore the area, including the installation of fencing and an ADA/ABA compliant path system and removing invasive species in order to add in native plants.
In 2021, Save the Dunes provided the Town of Long Beach with a maintenance plan for the long-term care of the site.
Funding for the project was provided in part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Lake Michigan Coastal Program.