So one of the consequences of the recent budget agreement is the transition of the Dunes National Lakeshore to the Dunes National Park. I haven't heard that there will be any substantive changes, aside from changing the signs, but I'd like to offer some suggestions without any knowledge of whether they're realistic or not! Here goes:
- Partner with the county parks department or anyone to fix and maintain the Calumet Trail! This is a east/west linking trail that allow access to the state park from the Prairie Duneland Trail without resorting to roads! As is the trail is pathetic!
- Make the trail between the Cowles Bog parking lot and Waverly Road an official trail!
- Find somewhere to add some camping! The current campground is inadequate. These could be walk in or canoe camps?!
That's all I've got off the top of my head. I'm sure I'll think of more and time goes on.