Save the Dunes Conservation Fund and partners received a grant to restore approximately 14 acres of remnant foredune and black oak savanna habitat at Stockwell Woods in LaPorte County. Project activities included: control of ten invasive plant species; collection, propagation and planting of native plants; prescribed burning; and vegetation monitoring. This work reduced the acreage infested by invasive species, improved native plant diversity and abundance, and helped increase water retention and slow runoff. All activities incorporated community-based stewardship and green-collar job training.
Town of Long Beach, LaPorte County, IN