The National Park Service will this evening host a public meeting regarding a proposed wetland project at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The NPS is seeking public input as it prepares an environmental assessment for the effort, which aims to improve the historic Eastern Great Marsh wetland.
The NPS is proposing to restore wetland hydrology and native plant assemblages in the 500-acre marsh. The agency says human activities at the site over the last century have caused "significant alteration to hydrology, plant assemblages, and ecosystem services."
At the Thursday meeting, NPS officials will present information on the site’s history, its current conditions and the desired future conditions. The group will also discuss alternatives being considered for reaching the goal of the project. The NPS is also asking the public to provide input on what their concerns are that should be investigated in the environmental assessment.
The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Park Meeting Room inside the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Headquarters Complex in Porter.