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Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale, Indiana Dunes National Park Visitor Center
Start Date: 4/18/2020Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 4/18/2020End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Description:
**We want our guests and staff to have safe and memorable outdoor experiences at our park in light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19.)  This event is cancelled or the location is modified to comply with the guidance for gatherings provided by the Indiana State Department of Health or our local county health department. We regret that we must make this decision, but will err on the side of caution, given that we know the spread of this virus comes from close personal contact and it is critical to limit that spread. The park remains open for public use, and we invite you to come and take a hike, spend a night under the stars camping, or have a picnic lunch. Read more information about the response of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at stateparks.IN.gov/7881.htm.**

24th Annual Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale undergoes changes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

In response to federal and state recommendations to stay at home to slow the spread of Coronavirus update, the Friends of Indiana Dunes will offer their 24th Annual Native Plant Sale as a pre-order only sale.  There will be NO open shopping of plant material this year. The Native Plant Sale order forms are available for printing at the Friends of Indiana Dunes website (dunefriends.org).  A link to the order form can also be found on our Facebook page as part of our daily highlighted native plant.  If you need a hard copy mailed, have questions or need assistance concerning the order form, please contact the Native Plant sale committee chair, Angel Gochee-Goins, by calling her at 219-707-3617 or emailing her at angel@dunefriends.org.

Please note: the deadline for submitting a completed native plant sale pre-order form has been extended until April 18.  Please be sure to include your phone and email on the pre-order form in case we need to make additional changes.  We fill the orders in the sequence in which they are received so please mail early. 

Due to the continued closure of the Indiana Dunes Tourism visitor center, the pick-up location for the Native Plant Sale orders has been changed to the Friends new office located on the northwest corner of Mineral Springs and Oak Hill roads in Porter, Indiana (GPS 41.629814 - 87.087099). You will be assigned a specific pick-up time for Saturday, May 2 so we can maintain social distancing in accordance with the CDC guidelines.

This year’s sale consists of more than 110 native plant species, including large selections of woodland flowering plants and ferns; dry, medium and wet prairie flowering plants; as well as grasses, shrubs and trees.   All varieties come in pots and most species are native to northwest Indiana, northeast Illinois, and southwest Michigan.  Adding native plants will not only increase the beauty of your landscape but also attract more native pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds to your property.

All Native Plant Sale profits will support the mission of the Friends of Indiana Dunes which is to enhance and foster understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the dunes through financial and volunteer support of the educational, interpretive and resource management programs.  Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana Dunes State Park and Dunes Learning Center are the beneficiaries of our support.

Learn more about the Friends of Indiana Dunes by visiting: https://www.friendsofindianadunes.com/

Plant order form can be found here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d264c9acc9e170001c83fb7/t/5e4ffb9a7249230fbb0b9cfe/1582300058976/2020+ORDER+FORM+-w+cover+final+draft.pdf
E-mail Angel with questions: angel@dunefriends.org
Location Information:
Indiana Dunes State Park  (View Map)
1600 N. 25 E.
Chesterton, IN 46304
Porter
Phone: (219) 926-1952
Contact Information:
Name: Marie Laudeman
Phone: 219-926-1390
Email: mlaudeman@dnr.in.gov
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