PORTER, Ind. (AP) — The superintendent at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in Minnesota has been named the next superintendent at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in northwestern Indiana.
Paul Labovitz will start at the Dunes Lakeshore on May 18. He served for eight weeks as interim director at the park along Lake Michigan in the fall of 2013.
Save the Dunes executive director Nicole Barker tells The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/1lWJG0x ) her organization is "energized by the announcement." Barker says the organization is hoping for a stronger and more collaborative connection between the park and local communities.
Labovitz said he is eager to bridge gaps between the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area, the proposed Pullman National Historic Site on Chicago's south side and the Dunes Lakeshore.
Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com