The Catch: A dune moves inland

The Catch: A dune moves inland
April 13, 2022 GLN Editor

Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that brings you more news about the lakes you love. Go beyond the headlines with reporters from around the region who cover the lakes and drinking water issues. Find all the work HERE.

Mount Baldy is moving inland.

At about 126 feet high, the dune is the highest in the Indiana Dunes National Park, located on the southern tip of Lake Michigan and visited by more than 3 million people last year, according to the National Park Service.

Reporter Joseph S. Pete of the Times of Northwest Indiana has been following the inward migration of the massive dune. He joins Great Lakes Now for this segment to further explain why a sand dune is moving, what it means for visitors and ecosystems, and what park officials are doing about it.

Great Lakes Now visited the Indiana Dune National Park for a segment that first aired in July 2019:

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Featured image: The shoreline at Indiana Dunes National Park. (Photo Credit: GLN) 


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