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Indiana Dunes Seeking Volunteers for Earth Day Cleanup

Sharon Jackson, Show Host/Reporter
Lakeshore Public Radio

CHESTERTON - Indiana Dunes National Park is looking for volunteers for it first-ever Indiana Dunes Trash Trekkers Earth Day Cleanup.

Registration is now open.  This year’s cleanup is Thursday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Supervisory Park Ranger and Public Information Officer Bruce Rowe
says volunteers and park employees will work together to collect a winter’s worth of trash and debris.

"Anybody who wants to get outside on April 22nd from 9 a.m. until about noon and clean up the park, the trails, the roads, even the Little Calumet River, we're going to do some cleaning up is welcome to join," Rowe says.

Rowe says there are intrinsic rewards in volunteering.

"I think it's a way to make your park area and Northwest Indiana in general a little bit cleaner, take some pride in having a National Park here and helping to make it as clean as we can," Rowe says.

To be assigned to a cleanup location, register with the park’s volunteer office before Sunday, April 18.  Go to parkconnection@gmail.com or call 219 221-7098.

Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.